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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).

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.

For eligibility and more information please download the guidelines and application form

Key Dates

Applications Open: Monday 11 March 2019

Information Session: Tuesday 2 April 2019

Application Closing Date: Friday 12 April 2019

Awards Evening: TBC


Information Session

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 eligibility and more information please download the guidelines and application form

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