Community Financial Assistance Grants

Council values cultural, community and sporting initiatives and events and acknowledges the contributions made by organisations to our community.

To support our community, and to ensure Council maintains a consistent, open and equitable approach for the consideration and distribution of Council funds, a Community Financial Assistance Program was implemented in 2018.  The Program covers three types of assistance.

  • A 'helping hand' through the provision of funds for a specific purpose or event up to an amount of $1,000.
  • The waiving of fees and charges on properties owned by a local not for profit community groups or organisations.
  • Reducing leases and licensing fees on Council owned properties.

The application process to facilitate the provision of this financial assistance occurs throughout the year and is publicised in the local media, through community contact networks and on Council's social media platforms.

At the conclusion of the application submission period completed application forms will be assessed by an Evaluation Panel against an eligibility criteria.

Successful applicants will be required to report back to Council on how the funding was spent.

Application forms for the three different types of Financial Assistance available along with the Community Financial Assistance Policy and the Leasing and Licensing Policy (Council owned or managed land and buildings, including roads), are below.

For more information, please contact Council's Governance Officer on 6861 2335.

Applications Forms