Matching grants

This program mainly works with community groups to support local events, services and projects.

Elderly couple being transported in a  trishaw three-wheeled bike

Applications are now closed

  • Recommendations to Council: 27 June 2022

About this program

This grant encourages communities to take action to improve, enhance, or celebrate their local neighbourhood or business precinct.

It’s designed to support grassroots and local projects that contribute to vibrant sustainable communities and economies by matching contributions towards a project.

Funding available

The matching grant program recognises any community contribution towards a project and can offer up to $10,000 in cash and value-in-kind  such as street banner and venue hire fee waiver to match this contribution.

Recognised in-kind community contributions include:

  • donated supplies, materials, venues or services
  • volunteer time such as labour, meeting times and project management. The rate of volunteer time is calculated as $25 per hour. For professional or contracted services, the rate is $75 per hour.

Applicants can include the cost of necessary insurances in their application.