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Community Grants

Litchfield Council Community Grants Scheme

**The 2017 round of the Annual Community Grants Scheme has now closed**

The Litchfield Council Community Grants Scheme enables Council to support initiatives which work toward progressing Council’s strategic objectives and benefit the community. 

The Scheme provides funding that recognises leadership and develops and actively supports community organisations to positively contribute to community health and wellbeing to ensure that Litchfield enhances its liveability and is the Best Place to Live in the Top End. 

The Litchfield Council Strategic Plan 2016-2020 includes four priority areas and 20 outcomes.  This programme is about achieving and enabling some of these outcomes.

The Scheme is structured in three parts:

  • Annual Community Grants;
  • Community Initiative Grants; and
  • Council Partnership and Support Grants.

Guidelines for Litchfield Council’s Community Grants Scheme can be downloaded HERE

Annual Community Grants

Council will announce an annual funding round each year.  Grants of up to $5000 will be given to eligible applications that focus on one of the Litchfield Council Strategic Plan priority area outcomes.  Applications will be assessed by the Community Grants Committee with recommendations presented to Council for endorsement.

An annual community grants award evening will be held each year to distribute to successful organisations.

The 2018 round will be announced early 2018.

The Annual Community Grants application form can be down loaded HERE

Community Initiatives Grants

The Community Initiatives programme provides flexibility for Council to provide funding at any time to build community capacity within Litchfield Council, assist individuals representing the Litchfield area or make donations to fundraising appeals for local, major national or international issues.  The total pool of funding will be set each year in the Council budget with individual grants/donations/sponsorships up to a value of $500.

Applications can be made at any time throughout the year and will be assessed under delegation by the Chief Executive Officer and reported to Council on a quarterly basis.

The Community Initiatives Grants application form can be downloaded HERE

Available grant funding streams

Donations to fundraising appeals

Where relevant and appropriate, donations to fundraising appeals for local, major national or international issues will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. All applications should identify a need and outline the benefit to the Litchfield community.

Events and festivals

Small grants of up to $500 for events and festivals to be held in Litchfield municipality, run by not-for-profit groups and for the benefit of the Litchfield community. All applications should identify a need and outline the benefit to the Litchfield community.

New program or community initiative

Where relevant and appropriate, funding will be considered for new programs or community initiatives requiring seed funding to establish its viability and attract alternate funding sources. Applications will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. Applications should identify a need within the community and outline the community benefits.

Individuals

Council recognises that individuals represent the Litchfield Community in a variety of forums.  Funding will be available to individuals who can demonstrate the need for assistance to attend events or conduct activities which promote the Litchfield Council area and its residents in a positive light.

Council Partnership and Support Grants

Partnerships extend Council’s reach and assist in Council achieving its strategic objectives.  

Council partnership and support grants;

  1. are determined by Council resolution
  2. may be recurrent, for fixed term or one-off, and
  3. are identified yearly in the Council budget available in Council’s annual Municipal plan

For further information regarding Council Partnership and Support Grants contact the Community Development Officer on 8983 0600.