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.