Grant Opportunities

Australia: Community Development Grant

Australia: Community Development Grant

Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity

The Town of Cambridge is seeking applications for its Community Development Grant to support community events and programs that enhance social capital and encourage participation in local community life.

The Community Development Grant provides financial assistance for community events and programs that enhance social capital, encourage participation in local community life and build community spirit.

The Community Development Grant is open for projects that provide benefit to the Town of Cambridge community, and align with the Town’s Strategic Community Plan 2018 – 2028.

Funding Information

Large events or projects (attracting 500+ community members) – funding up to $2,000
Medium size events (attracting 100-499 community members) – funding up to $1,000
Small community or club events and programs (attracting up to 99 community members) – funding up to $250
Eligible Projects

Events or projects must not have commenced prior to application approval.
Events or projects must be provided to the community free of charge or low cost (expenses recovery only).
Events must have an acknowledgement of country performed at the commencement of supported events.
Events or projects that assist in improving the knowledge, skills and/or experience of its members and volunteers.
Events or projects that are developed by local schools, however engage the broader community.
Events or projects that demonstrate enhanced club or organisational sustainability.
Events or projects that are inclusive and assist in reducing barriers to participation in community life.
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be legally constituted, incorporated bodies and not-for-profit community organisations or
Be a not for profit organisation who is auspiced by an incorporated and legally constituted body.
Applicants must be a local community organization (located within the Town’s boundaries) and provide support and/or services to residents of the Town.
Projects must be located within the Town and accessible to all residents.
Applicants must ensure that the project is linked to the Town of Cambridge Strategic Community Plan goals and is of benefit to Town residents.
Applicants must provide evidence of community need for the project and demonstrate a considered solution to meeting those needs.
Applicants must have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received from the Town.
The organisation can only receive funding through the Community Development Grant once per financial year.
Level 1 applicants (large events of 500+ community members) must demonstrate success in previous projects and hold a minimum of $10 Million Public Liability Insurance.
Ineligible Applicants

Government bodies or their subsidiary organisations.
Commercial entities.
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