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.
Community Assistance Grants Funding Rounds 2023 - 2024
Projects must not have a start date before:
Round one including rates remission
Open 8am Monday, 7 August 2023
Closing 5pm Friday, 1 September 2023
Friday, 22 September 2023
Open 8am Monday, 5 February 2024
Closing 5pm Friday, 1 March 2024
Friday, 22 March 2024
Please note: Applications for remission of Council general rates are accepted in funding round one of each financial year. Community groups are also encouraged to submit applications for Christmas themed projects/events in round one 2023-2024 to ensure sufficient timing.
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.