The Small Community Grants Scheme supports community projects that are unlikely to be funded through annual funding schemes.
They are open throughout the year, except in the lead up to a Council election.
Non-for-profit community groups—not individuals—can apply for funding. Schools are eligible, as long as the purpose is outside the normal responsibilities of the school and state government. Funding cannot be used for political purposes.
Community township festivals and events are eligible to apply however major festivals are encouraged to seek funding through the annual Events & Festivals Grant Program.
There must be a clear link between your grant application and the priorities in the Council Plan. Your project must be a ‘one-off’ and begin and end in the same financial year. If the project involves works to a Council building, the works must be approved by the relevant building manager.
Grants of up to $1500 are available. Your community group can only receive one Small Community Grant per financial year.
Eligible applications are submitted in a report to the monthly Ordinary Council Meeting for consideration.
How to apply and more information
Please complete the application form before the first Friday of every month to be considered for that month's Ordinary Council Meeting. For more information, contact Council’s Governance Administration Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or 5422 0320.