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Community Grants Program

The Community Grants Program is the Shire’s principal community investment program. The purpose of the program is to develop and actively support community organisations and individuals who positively contribute to community wellbeing and the cultural life of the region. The grants program enables the Shire to recognise leadership and individual achievement, build community capacity and sustainability, develop cultural identity and support initiatives that respond to identified community needs.

The grants program is designed to provide limited financial assistance and is not intended to be relied upon as a primary or recurrent source of funding.

The high demand for funding under the Council’s Community Grants Program will mean that not all grant applications can be approved. Although an application may meet the assessment criteria, grants are highly competitive and approval will depend on available funds and the number and quality of applications. A good application reflects that you have read the guidelines and associated documents, while also demonstrating your skill, ability and commitment to managing a successful project.

Grant Categories

Prior to making an application, please download and read the  Community Grants Program Guidelines.

SUPPORT

Purpose

Small grants for donations, sponsorships and scholarships to support the delivery of individual projects, programs and activities

Amount Up to $1,000
Availability Open all year round
Applications close at the end of every month
Decisions advised by the 15th of the following month
Forms

Application Form - Support Category

Accountability Report - Support Category (previously called Acquittal Report)

ASSISTANCE

Purpose

Supports the delivery of small projects, programs and activities such as small equipment purchases, workshops, school holiday programs.

Amount

Min $1,000 Max $5,000

Availability

Open yearly
Applications open 1 March 2017 and close on 28 April 2017
Decisions advised in late June

Forms

Application Form - Assistance Category

Accountability Report - Assistance Category (previously called Acquittal Report)

DEVELOPMENT

Purpose For the development of the community through projects or events. Supports capital upgrades, improvements and development of community services and facilities
Amount $5,000 and over
Availability Open yearly
Applications open 1 March 2017 and close on 28 April 2017
Decisions advised in late June
Forms

Application Form - Development Category

Accountability Report - Development Category (previously called Acquittal Report)

EVENTS

Purpose To provide support and incentive for new and developing local and regional events.
Amount $1,000 and over
Availability Open yearly
Applications open 1 March 2017 and close on 28 April 2017
Decisions advised in late June
Forms

Application Form - Events Category

Accountability Report - Events Category (previously called Acquittal Report)

Available community grant funding in any given year will be subject to allocation by the Council for that financial year. All applications for grant funding must be made on the applicable application form.

It is strongly recommended that applications are not left to the last week or final closing date before submission. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.


Assistance

For further information or assistance to complete an application form, please contact the Shire.