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:
The Borough provides grants to community organisations that support community, art and cultural projects and activities that enhance the well-being and quality of life of residents living in the Borough of Queenscliffe.
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.
Your project will be assessed according to the following criteria:
Individual organisations can apply for one grant only. While multiple components to the project are permitted, Council reserves the right to consult with Committees of Management at multi-use facilities to determine the priority of projects.
If you answer YES to ALL the following criteria then you are eligible to apply for a grant:
The project will:
Your organisation is:
(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.
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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. Council staff will be undertaking random audits of projects throughout the year.
All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application within 1 week of receipt. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by mail 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.
Here are some important dates to remember throughout this year's grants program, so you can improve your chance of being selected and keep track of when we're announcing the winners:
3rd May 2021
25th May 2021
Grant writing hints and tips workshop
18th June 2021, 4:00pm
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.