Community Assistance Grants
Community Assistance Grants are offered in the following grant categories.
|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)|
|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|
How to apply for Standard Grant Rounds
Grants applications must be submitted online, once the grant round opens. Please visit this page once the next grant round opens in March 2019.
Applications will be assessed against the specific eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the Community Assistance Grant Guidelines.
Council encourages potential applicants to attend our Grants Information Session which will be promoted before the round opens and/or make an appointment with a Community Partnerships Officer on 1300 307 800 to discuss their project.
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.
More than $80,000 was recently 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.
Three community organisations were awarded Emergency Grants to the combined total of $6,000 for their projects.
Please note that Council's grants program is highly competitive and not all applicants were successful this Round.
If your organisation was unsuccessful, you are welcome to seek feedback from the Community Partnerships Team on 1300 307 800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
You will need to advise of when and 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 email@example.com.