Community Assistance Grants

Community Assistance Grants are currently offered in the following funding 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.

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.
New and Emerging Events To support community organisations to develop and deliver new or emerging events which generate social and/or economic benefits.
Community 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;
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • 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 Applications close Outcome advised For projects delivered after
Round 1
1 August 2017 31 August 2017
2 months after closing date
1 November 2017
Round 2 1 March 2018 31 March 2018 1 June 2018
Quick Response Anytime ...within 10 working dates of receipt of application ...outcome has been advised


How to apply

Click here to make an application for Round 2 now. 

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

Quick Response applications

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

Quick Response 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 a Quick Response application. 


Reporting requirements

Recipients of Community Assistance Grants are required to submit an outcome report no more than eight (8) weeks after the completion date of the funded project.  Community Assistance Grants Outcome Reports must be submitted online.
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 Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email


Related information

Community Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017/18

Community Assistance Grants Policy

2017/18 - Round 1 Successful Applicants

2016/17 - Round 1 Successful Applicants

2016/17 - Round 2 Successful Applicants

Quick Response successful applicants