Community Assistance Grants Community Assistance Grants

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 the Community Assistance Grants Application Pack to see if you are eligible. Complete the form 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. 

 

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE GRANTS FUNDING ROUNDS 2015-2016 

 

ROUND CLOSES

PROJECTS MUST NOT HAVE A  
START DATE PRIOR TO:

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE GRANTS -  FUNDING ROUNDS 2016-2017

First Round Including Rates Remission

Friday, 2 September 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016

N/A Rates Remission

Second Round

Friday, 24 February 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

 

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 for further information).

 

Council accepts applications for Excellence Bursaries throughout the year.

 

Community Assistance Grants Documents Community Assistance Grants Documents