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 2020:


Applications open

Applications close

Community Event Grants

Open monthly

Close monthly

Community Project Grants

Always open

Always open


29 January 2020

11 March 2020

Investment Attraction Incentives Fund

1 July 2020

30 June 2020

Regional Arts Development Fund

7 February 2020

September 2020

31 March 2020

October 2020

Sports and Recreation Funding - Active people – travel assistance

Open monthly

Close monthly

Sports and Recreation Funding - Active people – club equipment

1 September 2020

30 September 2020

Sports and Recreation Funding - Active spaces – maintenance

1 September 2020

30 September 2020

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.