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

Closed     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 


Community Assistance Grant Round 2 is now open!  

Round 2 will be open from 1 March 2019 – 14 April 2019.

Applications must be submitted on-line via the links below:

  • To apply for a Community Capacity Building Grant, please click here            
  • To apply for an Equipment Grant, please click here           
  • To apply for an Events Grant, please click here     
  • To apply for a Facilities Development Grants, please click here   

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

Need assistance in developing your application or need help with the on-line form? Keen to bounce ideas around about your project? Please contact the Community Partnerships Team on phone 1300 307 800 or email to make an appointment.


How to apply for Emergency Grants

Applications are assessed against the eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the Community Assistance Grants Guidelines.

Emergency grants must be submitted online. Applicants will be notified 10 working days after the application is submitted.

Council recommends potential applicants discuss the project with a Community Partnership Officer on 1300 307 800 before applying.


Successful applicants 

More than $80,000 was awarded to the Community Assistance Grants applicants for Round 1 - 2018/19.

A total of 21 community organisations received funding for their projects and events.

Click here to download the full list of Community Assistance Grants successful applicants

Three community organisations were awarded Emergency Grants to the combined total of $6,000 for their projects.

Click here to download the list of November 2018/19 Emergency Grants successful applications.

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

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


Related information

Community Assistance Grants Policy

Community Assistance Grant Guidelines

2018/19 - Round 1 Successful Applicants

2018/19 - Successful Emergency Grants - November 2018 

2017/18 - Round 2 Successful Applicants

2017/18 - Round 1 Successful Applicants