Community Grants Program

Council’s Community Grants Program has been established to strengthen communities.

Applications will be considered from locally based groups and organisations and are primarily for once-off or start-up projects or activities aimed at growing an event.

There are three assessments undertaken per year:

  • applications submitted from October to the last business day in February - assessed in March
  • applications submitted from March to the last business day in May - assessed in June
  • applications submitted from June to the last business day in September - assessed in October

Amounts up to $500 do not require matching contribution, however amounts between $500 to $5000 require matching cash or in-kind. 

Applications may be submitted in more than one round and will be decided on merit, taking into consideration Council's mission, values, objectives and strategies.

Council will not consider applications for activities that could be described as an organisation's core business, administration or day-to-day operation.

Applications labelled 'Community Grants Application' can be submitted via: