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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 2020-2021 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 2020 - 30 September 2020 25 March 2020 until 8 April 2020 CLOSED
1 October 2020 - 31 December 2020 24 June 2020 until 8 July 2020 CLOSED
1 January 2021 - 31 March 2021 14 October 2021 until 28 October 2021 CLOSED
1 April 2021 - 30 June 2021 6 January 2021 until 27 January 2021 CLOSED

*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.

Categories of grant funding available

Category

Established

Fees/Charges

Target Attendance

Target Market

Marketing and promotion

Duration/ Format

Total Support

Community Achievement Activity

n/a

Costs associated with travel/registration

n/a

Hinchinbrook Shire Community

n/a

n/a

$250 for individuals

 $700 for teams of 3 or more individuals

Community Activity

n/a

Free entry some pay as you consume chargers

Minimum of 25

Hinchinbrook Shire Community

Shire Marketing

Minimum of four hours.

Up to $500

Community Activity

n/a

Free entry some pay as you consume chargers

Minimum of 25

Hinchinbrook Shire Community

Shire Marketing

Minimum of four hours

Between $501 to $1000

Community Activity

n/a

Free entry some pay as you consume chargers

Minimum of 50

Hinchinbrook Shire Community

Shire and external Marketing

Minimum of four hours.  Multiple days advantageous

Over $1001

New/ one off Community Activity

Less than  3 years

Free entry

Some pay as you consume charges

Minimum of  70

300km drive radius

Very limited

Minimum of four hours. Primarily a single event, may have additional features

Up to $200*

Start up organisation

Has not previously held an event or festival

Free entry

Some pay as you consume charges

Minimum of 100

300km drive radius

Shire and external marketing

Minimum of four hours. Multiple days advantageous

Up to $1,500*

Moderate

3 years plus

Free entry

Some pay as you consume charges

If 300ppl $3,000

If 500ppl $5,000

300km drive radius

 

Limited marketing activity within the Shire

Minimum of four hours. Primarily a single event, may have additional features

Between $3,000 and $5,000*

Major

5 years plus

Entrance fee usually charged Some no cost component

Minimum of 1000

300km drive radius

Funded marketing activity  within and external to the Hinchinbrook local government area

Minimum of one day/night 8 hours Several events within a program

Up to $15,000*

Signature Regionally Significant

5 years plus

Entrance fee usually charged

Minimum of 5000

300km drive radius

Professionally developed, funded marketing campaign with minimum cost of $5000. With targeted activity in the Shire and Townsville

Multiple days (minimum two days) Multiple events within a larger program

Up to $30,000*

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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