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Community Grants

What is the Litchfield Council Community Grants Scheme?

Council's Community Grants Scheme aims to support community projects and activities which address local needs, strengthen community relationships, build social inclusion and environmental sustainability, and enhance the well-being of Litchfield residents.

To align with these aims, the Scheme will support applications which fit with Council's Strategic Plan 2018-2022, three priority areas and nine outcomes.

There are two types of Community Grants available

  • Annual Community Grants (up to $5,000); and
  • Community Initiative Grants (up to $500).

Key Dates

Applications open: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Applications close: Friday 8 June 2018

Awards evening: Thursday 28 June 2018

Annual Community Grants

Up to $5,000 will be provided for eligible organisations who have identified a need within the Litchfield Municipality that aligns with the above aims. All applications will be assessed by the Community Grants Committee after the closing date. Successful applicants will be announced at the award evening, which all applicants are invited to attend.

Application form

Eligibility

  • be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or a company limited by guarantee that has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charity, tax exempt fund or deductible gift recipient (DGR) that provides services within the Litchfield Municipality.
  • have no outstanding debt to Council

  • hold a bank account

  • Schools who can demonstrate the project/event will have a wider community benefit

Ineligible Applications

  • Applications from individuals
  • Government agencies

  • Religious organisations unless there is a clear outline of Litchfield community benefits

  • Commercial entities

  • Political groups

Click here for Guidelines

Community Initiatives Grants

The Community Initiatives programme provides flexibility for Council to provide funding at any time for capacity building activities within the Municipality, 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 of year, but must identify a need and benefit to the Litchfield Community. Applications will be assessed under delegation by the Chief Executive Officer and reported to Council on a quarterly basis.

Application form

Submitting an Application

1. Download an application form

2. Address each question in as much detail as you can. Be sure to conisder the Guidelines and the Litchfield Council's Strategic Plan 2018-2022

3. Once you have completed the form and have all relevant supporting documentation, email your application here

4. All applications will receive a confirmation email

For more information

To discuss your application or for any questions related to the Community Grants please contact Council's Community Development Officer on (08) 8983 0600 or email here