In 2024, the council will introduce the Community Funding Request Program.
The Community Funding Request Program replaces the Community Impact and Partnership Grants.
This program is an annual opportunity for eligible community groups and non-profit organisations to apply for funding. This program is integrated into the council's annual budget processes and is subject to a decision at a council meeting.
The Community Funding Request Program introduces three funding categories based on project scale.
- Small-Scale Community Projects (Up to $5000)
- Medium-Scale Community Projects ($5000 to $50,000)
- Large-Scale Community Projects ($50,000 and above)
Each category specifies grant requirements corresponding to the applied funding amount, providing clarity and transparency in the application process.
To ascertain your organisation's eligibility and obtain guidance on completing an application, we encourage you to thoroughly review the guidelines and reach out to the council's Volunteer and Community Officer.
The application window for 2024 is set to open on February 5 and close on March 4.
Early initiation of your application is strongly recommended to ensure ample time for guidance and support.
All submitted applications will undergo thorough assessment by a panel following established criteria. Final funding determinations will be made by the council during their annual budget processes.