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.

Quick Response Grants

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Quick Response Grants are available to individuals and groups up to the value of $150. Read the application guidelines (below) which provides more information on how to apply.

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

 

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.

Applications for the 2022 September round of Community Support Grants open on 18 July 2022 and close 15 September 2022.

You can see the recipients of the September 2021 Community Support Grants here.

Partnership Grants

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Partnership grants open 1 August each year and close on 1 October each year.

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.

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

Applications for the 2022 September round of Partnership Grants open on 18 July 2022 and close 1 October 2022.

How to apply

Read the application guidelines (below) which provide 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

Partnership Grants Application Form

Partnership Grants Acquittal Form

 

Clarence City Council Community Recovery Grants 2020 (currently closed)

Clarence City Council Community Recovery Grants Acquittal Form