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Community Activity Grants

Is your local not for profit community group looking for financial assistance to aid with community activities, festivals and events or individuals with National achievement? A Community Activity Grant provides funding to not-for-profit organisations that are supporting self-sustainable activities, events and individual national sporting achievements. 

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council recognises the value in providing support to such community activities and offers quarterly grants throughout the year to help support local community groups. 

Categories of grant funding available

Council’s aim is to support a variety of not for profit organisations and activities throughout the Shire by offering financial assistance or sponsorship in the following categories:

  • Community Achievement Activity 
  • Community Activity Grant 
  • One-off Community Activity support 
  • Start-up organisation
  • Moderate  Community Activity 
  • Major Community Activity 
  • Signature Regionally Significant Community Activity 

Important Dates

For financial assistance within the 2019 / 2020 financial year the application periods are outlined below. Closing dates will be advertised closer to the application period.

Assistance* or Event date (between) Application Open Dates Status 
1 July 2019 - 30 September 2019 25 March 2019 until 8 April 2019 CLOSED
1 October 2019 - 31 December 2019 24 June 2019 until 8 July 2019 Open
1 January 2019 - 31 March 2020 30 September 2019 until 13 October 2019 Open
1 April 2020 - 30 June 2020 6 January 2020 until 22 January 2020 Open

*Community organisations seeking funding for general financial assistance, can place their application in any of the stated periods.

Assessment Criteria

To be considered eligible for a Community Activity Grant an organisation or individual must:

  • Reside within Hinchinbrook Shire
  • Operate within the Hinchinbrook Shire by way of a demonstrated client base, membership base or similar
  • Be not-for-profit (Council may request the submission of the most recent annual financial report or other documentation to demonstrate this criteria )
  • Enhance opportunities for community inclusion including community benefit
  • Enhance civic pride and sense of place derived from the community activities including a willingness to work co-operatively with other organisations
  • Share expected outcomes of the community activity
  • Source support for the Community Activity, including but not limited to cash and labour support
  • Abide by requirements of each activity category
  • Demonstrate level of benefit to the community
  • Submit previous event acquittal forms
  • Enhance opportunities for local economic activity including locally source supplies, materials and services. This includes the flow on economic benefit to sectors such as accommodation providers, service providers and the like.
  • Complete the Hinchinbrook Shire Councils Community Activity Grants Application Form

The level of assistance available through the program is limited by the Council’s budget decisions and its priorities.  Applications for funding are not guaranteed nor is it guaranteed the applicant will be awarded the full amount requested.  It is important that each applicant consider these limitations when preparing the request for assistance.

How to apply

In order to apply for a Community Activity Grant, please download the Community Activity Grant Application:

  • Read the Policy carefully before completing this application;
  • Application/s should be typed or neatly handwritten;
  • ALL questions must be answered;
  • Remember to KEEP A COPY of your application/s and list of enclosures for acquittal purposes;
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be assessed;
  • For a more detailed description of your event further papers may be attached;
  • DO NOT bind your applications. Staple at left hand top corner only.

Click here to download and Complete a digital Community Activity Grants Application Form

Click here to download and Print a hand written Community Activity Grants Application Form

Click here to download the Community Activity Grants Acquittal Form

For more details on eligibility requirements please refer to the Community Activity Grants Application Form or Contact us

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