Community Assistance Grants

Community Assistance Grants are offered in the following grant categories.

Grant Category Purpose
Community Capacity Building To support community-led projects that increase the social wellbeing of residents;

To increase the capacity of community organisations and clubs to deliver services to their members and the broader community.

Facilities Development To support safe, inclusive and accessible community facilities to enhance community participation, active and healthy lifestyles and social wellbeing.
Community Events To support community events, celebrations and commemorations which generate community pride, social wellbeing and liveability.
Equipment To support community organisations to purchase equipment so they can better serve their members and the broader community.

Who can apply for a Community Assistance Grant?

Community organisations that:

  • Are an incorporated not for profit community organisation, or have an auspice arrangement with an incorporated organisation;
  • hold $20M public liability insurance and other forms of insurance relevant to the project;
  • have no outstanding debt with Council;
  • are based in or provide direct benefits to the Gympie region.


When to apply

The Community Assistance Grants program has two rounds of funding each financial year.


Key Dates 

Funding round

Applications open

Applications close

Outcome advised 

Project delivery timeframe (one year)

Round 1



by 24 October 2019

1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Round 2

3 February 2020

16 March 2020

by 30 April 2020 (subject to Council meeting dates following local government election)

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021


How to apply

Before preparing your application, it is essential that you read the Grant Guidelines. Please download a copy of the Community Assistance Grant Guidelines here.

The guidelines set out key information such as:

•               Who can apply

•               What projects can be funded

•               How much you can apply for

•               How to apply

•               Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

•               Reporting requirements


Successful applicants 

For Round 1, 2019/2020, $88,644 was awarded to Community Assistance Grants Applicants. A total of 26 community organisations received funding for their projects and events.

Click here to download a full list of successful applicants 

Reporting requirements

Recipients of Community Assistance Grants are required to submit an outcome report no more than four (4) weeks after the completion date of the funded project.  

Community Assistance Grants Outcome Reports must be submitted online.

Council staff will send you information about how to complete the online outcome reports.

If your project was funded in 2016/17 or 2017/18, please contact the Community Partnership Team to access the relevant template.


Further information and support

Due to the current COVID -19 pandemic, and current CHO public health directions, Council understands that some projects may need to be postponed or varied.  

Please contact the Community Partnerships Team to discuss your project and requests for applying for project variations due to the CONVID-19 pandemic.

If your organisation has recently submitted a grant application in Round Two, applications are currently under assessment. It is expected that recommendations will be presented to Council in April 2020 for endorsement.

If your organisation wishes to discuss grant funding arrangements please contact Community Partnerships Team, phone 1300 307 800 or

To access the grant portal please click here.


Related information

Community Assistance Grants Policy

Community Assistance Grant Guidelines

2018/19 Round 2 Successful Applicants

2019/2020 Round 1 Successful applicants