Community Assistance Grants

Community Assistance Grants are currently offered in the following funding categories.

Grant Category Summary
Capacity Building To support community-led projects which 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 community organisations to plan, develop and improve community facilities to enable increased community participation, healthy and active lifestyles and social wellbeing.
Events To support community organisations to develop and deliver new or emerging events which generate social and/or economic benefits.
Equipment To assist community organisations to purchase equipment so they can better serve their members and the broader community.

Who can apply for a Community Assistance Grant?

Not-for-profit community organisations that:

  • are incorporated, or auspiced by an incorporated organisation;
  • hold public liability insurance;
  • have no outstanding debt with Council;
  • have satisfied requirements of previous Council grant funding (where applicable); and
  • 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, and an ongoing quick response application process.

Funding round Applications open Outcome advised For projects delivered after
Round 1
1 September - 14 October 2018 30 November 2018 1 December 2018 - 30 June 2019
Round 2 1 March 2019 - 14 April 2019 31 May 2019 1 June 2019 - 30 November 2019 
Emergency Grant  Anytime ...within 10 working dates of receipt of application Projects must start immediately 


How to apply

Apply online through Council's grant application service. 

Applications will be assessed against the specific eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the guidelines.

The guidelines for the Community Assistance Grants will be made available after 22 August 2018.

Council also recommends potential applicants to attend the Grants Information Session (see below) or make an appointment with our Grants Officer on 1300 307 800 to discuss their project. 

Grants Information Session

Thursday 30 August 2018, from 5pm to 8pm
The Smith Room at the Pavilion, 77 Exhibition Road, Southside

Come along to this free evening program:

From 5.15pm - Grant Writing Workshop
Participate in a grant writing workshop presented by CPR Group 

From 6.30pm - Information session 
Learn about funding opportunities for your community organisation, such as: 

  • Council's Community Assistance Grants program
  • Queensland Government Get in the Game programs 
  • PHN Healthy Towns Awards

Ask questions to representatives from each of the grant programs, learn new initiatives to give your application a better chance of success, and network with other community organisations.

RSVP: Register by Wednesday 29 August 2018
Bookings: Click here to book online  


Community Assistance Grants Clinics

Thursday 6 September 2018, from 2pm to 6.30pm
Goomeri Library, Moore Street, Goomeri

This is an opportunity to learn more about Council's grant program, get an understanding of grant criteria and requirements and the opportunity to ask questions about your project.

These free one-on-one grant clinic will commence at 2pm at 30-minutes intervals with the last clinic at 6pm.

RSVP: Register by 5 September 2018
Bookings: Click here to book online 


Emergency Grant applications

Applications for Community Assistance Grants can be submitted at any time while grant funds remain.

Emergency Grant applicants must demonstrate a genuine reason for applying outside of the normal funding rounds.

Contact Council's Grant Officer on 1300 307 800 before beginning an Emergency Grant application. 


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
via Council's grant application service.

Please select the link which corresponds to the financial year in which the project was funded.


Further information and support

For further information and assistance, phone Council's Community Partnerships Team on 1300 307 800 or email


Related information

Community Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017/18

Community Assistance Grants Policy

2017/18 - Round 2 Successful Applicants

2017/18 - Round 1 Successful Applicants

2016/17 - Round 2 Successful Applicants

2016/17 - Round 1 Successful Applicants

Quick Response successful applicants