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Community Grants Funding Program

The Community Grants Funding Program offers three annual grants schemes to incorporated, not-for-profit community groups on an annual basis. Applications are submitted online.

  • Community Development Grants Scheme
    This scheme offers assistance up to $5,000 to incorporated, not for profit groups to develop programs, projects and events that enhance community wellbeing and increase participation. This scheme also offers assistance to not-for-profit incorporated organisations with a focus on community recovery arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Emergency Relief Grant Scheme
    This scheme offers assistance up to $7,000 to incorporated, not for profit groups to develop and deliver programs and resources to assist vulnerable people and those at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.
  • Small Equipment Grants Scheme
    This scheme is for requests of $750 or less to cover small equipment purchases, printing or administration costs to incorporated not for profit community support groups only.

View the previous recipients of our Grants Program

Community Grants Funding Guidelines 2021/22

The Community Grants Funding Guidelines provide information on eligibility and assessment criteria, tips for completing grant applications and funding conditions.

Community Grants Funding Guidelines 2021  (pdf, 5MB)

Apply online

Apply for the Community Development Grants Scheme

Apply for the Emergency Relief Grant Scheme

Apply for the Small Equipment Grants Scheme 


Date  What's happening

9am, Tuesday 9 March

Community Grants Funding Program open

4pm, Friday 23 April

Closing date for all applications


Assessment process

Late June

Notification of outcomes

Wednesday 12 July

Grants recognition evening

Monday 31 May, 2022

Final day for submission of 2021/2022 Grant Acquittal/Evaluation Report


Applications open 9am, Tuesday 9 March 2021. 

Further information

Community Development Grants

Emergency Relief Grants

Small Equipment Grants

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