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.
- Grants and funding overview - 2020 to 2021 (PDF 1.7 MB)
- Grants to Community Organisations Policy (PDF 225 KB).
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|
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.