Donations and financial assistance

Council’s Donations and Financial Assistance program is open for applications from not-for-profit groups and organisations showing significant local membership or participation, and/or are undertaking a project that shows significant local benefit. The maximum donation per financial year under this program is $2000.

Staff will assess applications against the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria of this program. Staff then make recommendations for the consideration of the elected Council.

Council will invite applications for financial assistance during May or June each year as part of its Annual Donations program. Council will consider these applications during August.

Applications are welcome at other times throughout the year. In 2021, Council will consider these according to the timetable below.

Applications received by:

Report to Organisational Services Committee

Resolution of Council – outcome known

1 January

8 February

22 February

29 January

5 March

22 March

5 March

12 April

26 April

2 April

10 May

24 May

7 May

15 June

28 June

4 June

12 July

26 July

30 June*

9 August

23 August

Council will not meet to consider applications in September due to Local Government Elections

3 September

11 October

25 October

1 October

8 November

22 November

29 October

6 December

13 December

*Annual donation round – closing date TBC 

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Step 1.Review our policy

Take a moment to read our Funding Assistance Policy(PDF, 141KB) to ensure your group and project are eligible.

Step 2.Gather your documents

Applications must be accompanied by a number of documents, including evidence of non-for-profit status and a Certificate of Currency from your insurers certifying a minimum of $20 million public liability coverage.

Step 3.Apply

Once you have determined that you are eligible and have the associated documents, you may apply online. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.

Applications must be submitted online via SmartyGrants.

Apply now