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).
Annual Community Grants
Up to $5000 will be provided for eligible organisations who have identified a need within the Litchfield Municipality that aligns with the above aims. One application per organisation will be accepted per financial year. All applications will be assessed by the Community Grants Committee after the closing date. Successful applicants will be notified at the award evening, which all applicants are invited to attend.
Applications Open: Monday 11 March 2019
Information Session: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Application Closing Date: Friday 12 April 2019
Awards Evening: TBC
Date: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Litchfield Council Chambers, 7 Bees Creek Road Freds Pass
Council will have staff on hand to assist with the application process for the community grant. Drop in between 5.30pm - 7.30pm to be guided through the process and discuss your ideas.
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.
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