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Community Funding Program Grants

Our Community Funding Program provides grants to support projects, events and activities that benefit the local community.

Grant applications are closed until the next round of funding is available in August 2024.

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The Community Funding Program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 per financial year to local not-for-profit groups, organisations and individuals, for new community-led initiatives.

Examples of initiatives include:

  • activities that protect and enhance the local environment or promote sustainable living
  • purchase of new equipment to increase the ability of a group to deliver a service, activity or program to the community
  • events that encourage active participation in community life
  • innovative sport, recreation and physical activity programs
  • arts and cultural projects across all art forms, including performances, workshops, public and experimental art. 

Applicants can apply for funding through the following two grants schemes:

Community Grants 

Public Art & Culture Grants 

(Up to $5,000 per financial year)

The Community Grants Schemes has four funding categories:

  1. Community Development
  2. Environment
  3. Events
  4. Sport & Recreation.

(Up to $5,000 per financial year)

The Public Art & Culture Grants Scheme has three funding categories:

  1. Artistic & Cultural Programs & Events
  2. Artistic Development
  3. Visual Public Art.

Key dates (February 2024)

Applications open Thursday 1 February 
Applications close 5pm, Monday 8 April
Applicants notified of outcome Friday 10 May
Funding Acquittals Friday 28 June


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For more information, please contact:

Community Grants Public Art & Culture Grants 

Claire Betchley
Coordinator, Events & Marketing
T: 8366 4582

Emma Comley
Council Arts Officer
T: 8366 4555