Council provides grants to community organisations that support community, art and cultural projects and activities that enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of residents living in the Borough of Queenscliffe. These grants allow for up to $2,000 for projects to provide vital community services and activities.
The program aims to assist local community groups and organisations to increase involvement and provide opportunities for Council and the community to work together. We know that groups often need support, so we make a total of $20,000 in grant funding available annually through the Community Grants program.
The Borough of Queenscliffe Community Grants Program is provided:
Applications are assessed by the Community Grants Reference Group and final decisions are formally endorsed by Council. The Community Grants Reference Group will consist of at least one (1) Councillor, three (3) community members, and Council officers as necessary.
Projects must fit within one of the following priorities:
Strong consideration will also be given to projects that support the objectives of the community-led Climate Emergency Response Plan (CERP). The CERP is designed around three targets and such targets will be achieved through a variety of actions that are directed by 8 pillars. Please refer to page 10 and 11 of the CERP for more information.
Your project will be assessed according to the following criteria:
If you answer YES to ALL the following criteria then you are eligible to apply for a grant:
The project will:
(Please note that multiple components to the project are permitted)
Whilst the maximum grant amount will be $2000, Council reserve the right to consider funding for larger projects.
If your organisation is successful in obtaining a community grant, you will be required to sign a funding agreement stating that your organisation will adhere to the following conditions while undertaking the funded project:
Please note that organisations will be ineligible for further grants if the Community Grants Acquittal process is incomplete.
All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application by email. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 8 weeks of the close of applications. Successful applicants will be required to sign a funding agreement that outlines the conditions of the grant. A Community Grants Presentation Ceremony will be conducted to recognise all successful grant recipients.
24 March 2022Reference group expressions of interest open
2 May 2022
Community grant applications open
8 May 2022
Reference group expressions of interest close
20 June 2022
Community grant applications close
Applicants notified of outcome; presentation ceremony for successful applicants
If your application does not fit the eligibility criteria but you think it is worthy of consideration for funding, please contact the Community Development Team to discuss the merits of your project.