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

All rounds for 2019/2020 are now closed. The details of the next grant rounds will be released in August 2020 for the 2020/21 financial year.

Key dates and other information will be advertised through this website, community info share, and social media.

If you would like to discuss your project please contact the Community Partnerships Team on 1300 307 800 or email


Successful applicants 

Round 2 2019/20

A total of $92,536 of funding will be released prior to the 30 June 2020 to support projects in the categories of Community Capacity Building, Facilities Capital Works and Equipment. A further $18,847 will be release in the following financial year to support Community Events that are able to proceed after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

A list of successful applicants can be found here.

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.


Further information and support

Due to COVID -19, and 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 COVID-19 pandemic.

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


Related information

2019/2020 Round 1 Successful applicants

2019/2020 Round 2 Successful applicants