Community benefit fund

The Community Benefit Fund allows funds to be allocated at the Councillors discretion for activities, events or projects that have a community purpose.

Funding available

The Community Benefit Fund is a discretionary fund awarded to community organisations based on project merit and need. The amount available from 1 April 2020 - 30 June 2020 is listed below:





Division 1 to 12

$3,100 per Division

Application timeframes

In line with the Local Government Regulation 2012, Community Benefit Funds could not be allocated from 1 January 2020 until the end of the Local Government elections in March 2020.

Applications will re-open after the newly elected Council has been formed.

Applications for the 2019 / 2020 financial year close on 31 May 2020, or when the funds have been exhausted (whichever comes first).


Our funding guidelines will be available after the newly elected Council has been formed.

How to apply

Please apply through the Community Benefit Fund application form when applications open.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

More information

We can provide copies of the funding guidelines in alternative formats upon request.

Please see Grant information and resources or Grant writing assistance for upcoming session information.

For more information or advice about your application please call us on 07 3412 3412.

Previously funded recipients

For a list of recipients for 2019 / 2020 please see Community Benefit Fund recipients.