Community Assistance Grants (CAG) Community Assistance Grants (CAG)

What are Community Assistance Grants?
Somerset Regional Council assists the community by allocating a set amount of funds, each financial year, to be distributed to various community groups and individuals through its Community Assistance Grants budget. 

Who can apply for a grant? 
Incorporated or auspiced community organisations (unincorporated/informal groups) can apply for a grant to assist with costs associated with projects, events, services or remission of some Council fees. 

What sort of assistance can Council give? 
Direct financial support may be available to community organisations.

What do the grants cover? 
They assist with costs associated with projects, events, services or remission of some Council fees. 

When can I apply? 
Community organisations can apply for funding during open funding rounds.  There are two funding rounds per financial year; the first round will also include applications for rates remission (for that financial year).  Opening and closing dates for each round are advertised on Council's website and in various newspapers. 

How can I apply?
Read Community Assistance Grant Policy to see if you are eligible.  Complete the Community Assistance Grant application form in the documents section below and submit to Council before the funding round closes.

How do I know if I am successful? 
Somerset Regional Council will advise each applicant, in writing, of the outcome. 





Round one including rates remission

1 September 2017

*not applicable for rates remission

29 September 2017

Round two

23 February 2018
30 March 2018


Somerset Excellence Bursaries Somerset Excellence Bursaries

Somerset Regional Council assists residents who are selected to compete at a regional, state or national level in a competition or event, in an academic, cultural or sporting field. 

Council assists successful applicants through its Community Assistance Grants budget.

The amount of financial assistance that may be granted depends on the level of representation. (Refer application form below for further information).

Council accepts applications for Excellence Bursaries throughout the year.

Mayoral Gala Charity Ball Fund (MGCB) Mayoral Gala Charity Ball Fund (MGCB)

What is the Mayoral Gala Charity Ball Fund?

Council makes funds raised at the Mayoral Gala Charity Ball available to assist and or support charities that assist people suffering from disability, homelessness, trauma, abuse or neglect in the Somerset region.

Who can apply for a grant?

Charitable organisations operating in Somerset or charitable organisations operating outside of the Somerset Regional Council area but that provide support for residents of Somerset.

Refer the application forms below for more information.

Community Assistance Grants Documents Community Assistance Grants Documents

Community Assistance Grants and Somerset Bursaries