Community Assistance Grants

Community Assistance Grants are offered in the following grant categories.

Grant Category Summary
Community 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 safe, inclusive and accessible community facilities to enhance community participation, active and healthy lifestyle and social wellbeing.
Community Events To support community events and celebrations 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?

Not-for-profit community organisations that:

  • are incorporated, or auspiced by an incorporated organisation;
  • hold $20M public liability insurance and other forms of insurance relevant to the project;
  • 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, with emergency grants available throughout the year while grant funds remain.

Funding round Applications open  Applications close Outcome advised Project delivery timeframe (one year)
Round 1
1 September 2018 14 October 2018 By 30 November 2018 1 December 2018 to 1 December 2019
Round 2 1 March 2019  14 April 2019 By 31 May 2019 1 July 2019 to 1 July 2020 
Emergency Grant  Anytime ...within 10 working dates of receipt of application Projects must start immediately 


How to apply

Grants applications must be submitted online, once the grant round opens. Please click here to access the online grants application form for Round 1 2018/19.

Applications will be assessed against the specific eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the Community Assistance Grant Guidelines.

Council encourages potential applicants to attend the Grants Information Session (see below) and/or make an appointment with a Community Partnerships Officer on 1300 307 800 to discuss their project. 

Emergency Grant applications

Applications for emergency grants can be submitted at any time while grant funds remain.

Emergency Grant applicantions must meet the additional emergency grant eligibility and assessment criteria.

Contact Council's Community Partnerships Team on 1300 307 800 to discuss your emergency grant. 


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

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