Grant information and resources

Our grants cover a range of interests like sports, arts, events, environment, education and ongoing projects that further develop the local community. With so many on offer, we’re here to support you to find the right grant.

Key documents

Key dates 

Upcoming grant rounds for 2021:

Grant Applications open Applications close
Community Event Grants Open monthly Close monthly
Community Project Grants Always open Always open
EnviroGrants 27 January 2021 17 March 2021
Regional Arts Development Fund 1 February 2021 17 March 2021
Sports and Recreation Funding - Active people – travel assistance Open monthly Close monthly
Sports and Recreation Funding - Active people – club equipment 1 February 2021 26 February 2021
Sports and Recreation Funding - Active spaces – maintenance 1 February 2021 26 February 2021
Community Benefit Fund 1 April 2020 Until expended

Information sessions

We host grant information sessions for organisations and individuals interested in applying for funding. Each session includes:

  • information on specific grant guidelines and selection criteria
  • tips and tricks when applying for Council grants
  • a chance to talk face-to-face with grant officers about your project ideas.

There are currently no upcoming grant information sessions scheduled. Please check back later for updated information.

Quick guide to SmartyGrants

To provide an easy way for applicants to submit applications online, we use the SmartyGrants system.

SmartyGrants allows you to:

  • create your own login to access any grants you’re working on
  • create and save your draft application and continue at any time
  • upload documents
  • provide end-of-project reporting if needed
  • be certain that we’ve received your application when you submit it.

If you are representing an organisation, SmartyGrants also allows you to create an organisational login so other staff members can access grant information as required.

For more information about how to register, log-in and complete applications, please visit SmartyGrants – help guide for applicants.