Community Grants

We offer a Community Grants Program to support and work with individuals, groups and not-for-profit organisations that make a positive impact in our city.

The community grants program supports three broad areas:

  • Community development activities that support local communities to progress their health and wellbeing through arts and culture, community development, heritage and history, sports and recreation:
  • Economic prosperity activities such as festivals and events, that will attract tourists and visitors to our city; and
  • Environmental sustainability activities, which involve people in caring for the environment, heritage projects, and promoting sustainable living.

We offer three types of grants – quick response grants, community support grants, and partnership grants.

The tiered approach means that we can be even more responsive in helping  our community.

If eligible, you are welcome to take the opportunity to apply for funds and work with us to fulfill our vision for Clarence; a place of diverse communities working together for a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable city.

More information about the types of grants available can be found below.


Community grants

Quick Response Grants

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Quick Response Grants are available to individuals and groups up to the value of $150.

Community Support Grants

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Community Support Grants are a bi-annual grant of up to $1,500 for groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Applications for Community Support Grants close on 15 March and 15 September each year.

Previous recipients of a Community Support Grant

November 2018 round:

Organisation/Group Project Amount
Scouts Australia Clarence District Venturers Group Purchase of camping equipment $1,500
Lindisfarne Soccer Club Coach training program $950
Beltana Bowls Club 50 year anniversary celebrations. $500
Grace Christian Church Purchase of flat screen TV for leadership training $1498
Tomatoes Swim Club Shade shelter marquee $1050
Clarence Country Music Promotional activities, microphones and music stands $1200
Eastside Table Tennis League Purchase of new robot ball machine $800
Hobart Vintage Machinery Society Inc. Heritage Farming Expo $1461
The Clarence Plains Friendship Group Funding assistance for excursions $500
Lindisfarne Historical Society Inc. Upgrading of meeting room sound system $1500
Sandford Scout Group Purchase and upgrade life jackets $1500
Clarence United Basketball League Purchase of Aussie Hoops Kit. $1300
Surf Life Saving Tasmania Defibrillator purchase $1,500
Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club 7 Mile Beach Ocean Swim incorporating Banana Boat Kids $1000
Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club Improve environmental impact $1000
TOTAL $17,259.00

March 2018 round:

Organisation/Group Project Amount
Geilston Bay Tennis Club Seating and court screening $1,500
Lindisfarne Community Activities Centre One-off project – computer purchase $1,317
Motor Yacht Club Flotation devices for ML Egeria $1,470
Dominoes Basketball Club Pergola with logo $1,000
Bellerive Primary School Association 175 year celebrations $708
South Arm Peninsula Residents Association Inc. (SAPRA) South Arm pontoon rebuild $1,500
South Arm Calverton Hall Inc. Purchase of folding tables $671
Clarendon Vale Primary School Association 12 o’clock Rock, Wrap and Roll $1,500
Risdon Vale After School Dance Program Community acrobatic program $992
Eastern Shore Meals on Wheels Purchasing new meal eskis $1,500
Lindisfarne Memorial Tennis Club Book-A-Court $1,500
Tangara Recreation Trails Inc. connecting the Tangara Trail website upgrade $1,420
Sunshine Tennis Club Defibrillator purchase $1,500
University of the Third Age Clarence Inc. 25th anniversary commemorative publication $1,500
Lindisfarne Sailing Club Pacer boat covers $1,500
TOTAL $19,578


Partnership Grants

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Partnership Grants of up to $15,000 are available to groups and not-for-profit organisations. The grant amount may be disbursed over three years.

Partnership grants close on 1 October each year.

We ask that you contact our Grants Officer first to arrange a meeting to discuss your proposal prior to submitting an application.

Recent Partnership Grant recipients

November 2018 round:

Organisation/Group Project Amount
Hobart Playback Theatre Company “More Stories From Our Shared Space” $14,520
DRILL Performance Company Inc. “DRILL Junior Company and School

How to Apply

Read the application guidelines (below) which provides more information on the grants available.

Before completing an application, you may wish to discuss your application with our Grants Officer to determine your eligibility for funding.

Quick Response Grants

Quick response grants application guidelines

Quick response grants application form


Community Support Grants

Community Support Grants Application Guidelines

Community Support Grants Application Form

Community Support Grants Acquittal Form


Partnership Grants

Partnership Grants Application Guidelines

Community Partnership Grants Application Form

Community Partnership Grants Acquittal Form


Auspice Proforma Letter for Grant

Auspice Proforma Letter for Grant