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

Friday, 31 August 2018

*not applicable for rates remission

Friday, 28 September 2018

Round two

Friday, 22 February 2019


Friday, 29 March 2019


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.


Mayoral Gala Charity Ball Fund

Round Two 2018

Charitable organisations are invited to apply for grants to assist in delivering programs or services to people suffering from disability, homelessness, trauma, abuse or neglect within the Somerset region.

Applications for round two of the Somerset Mayoral Gala Charity Ball Fund will open on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 and close on 11 September 2018.

Application forms and guidelines are available below or from Council on (07) 5424 4000.

Community Assistance Grants Documents Community Assistance Grants Documents