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 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 Grant- Acquittal Form
Community Assistance Grants Funding Rounds 2022 - 2023
||Projects must not have a start date before:
|Round one including rates remission
|Open 8am Monday, 1 August 2022 closing
5pm Wednesday, 31 August 2022
* Not applicable for rates remission
Friday, 23 September 2022
|Open 8am Monday, 6 February 2023 closing
5pm Wednesday, 1 March 2023
|Friday, 24 March 2023
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 2022-2023 to ensure sufficient timing.