Shire of Ashburton Community Support Grants

Posted on: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 9:05:30 AM

The Shire of Ashburton is committed to supporting local not-for-profit and community groups. As part of this commitment we offer various donations and grant opportunities throughout the year.

We would like to advise that the current round of Community Support Grants will be open on Monday, 15 July 2019.  Applications can be made online through the Shire of Ashburton website

Applications can be for cash and/or in-kind contributions up to $2,500 per annum. Applicants may apply more than once each financial year up to the maximum value.

Funding Rounds: There are two funding rounds offered each year:

  • Round One opens in July for six weeks, with projects commencing after October.
  • Round Two opens in February for six weeks, with projects commencing after June.


Applications must be received by the advertised closing date on the application form provided, and may take up to eight weeks to be assessed and awarded. Late applications will not be considered.


Applications may include the following: Community based activities/programs; regional sporting events or championships; club participation in regional/state championships; club equipment; professional sports or community development such as clinics, courses and seminars; facility development and maintenance; individual sports or education scholarship for regional/state/national/international competition participation; community events; other purposes assessed on broad community benefit.


What Cannot Be Applied For: Assistance for administrative and day-to-day running of groups and organisations; individual or club uniforms; consumables; alcohol; catering; incidentals; meals and the like.


Who Can Apply: Not-for-profit incorporated associations/organisations.


An eligible incorporated association may auspice a non-incorporated group however the maximum amount of $2,500 will be available in one financial year to the overarching association including auspiced amounts.

Eligible applicants who have received a Small Assistance Donation are also able to apply for a Community Support Grant, providing it is not for the same purpose or cumulatively exceed $2500.


Who is Ineligible: Unincorporated associations that are not auspiced by an incorporated association; applicants that have received Signature Event or Major Event/Projects funding.

If your organisation has an outstanding acquittal from previously receiving a Community Support Grant and need assistance with the acquittal process, please reply to this email and one of our Club Development Officers will be in contact shortly.

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