Grants and Assistance
Council provides the community with assistance in the form of grants, donations, fee waivers and in-kind assistance programs. These programs are reviewed annually and provided for in the budget.
Funding and assistance is made available by Council to build community capacity and/or provide supplementary funding to assist with social, cultural, recreational and environmental outcomes. These outcomes in turn contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable practices of community groups throughout the Lockyer Valley.
There are 12 categories under which funding and assistance can be sort. These categories have been established to ensure organisations and individuals are seeking funding from the category appropriate to their project or activity. This allows Council to provide funding and assistance to projects within budget constraints and ensures that the appropriate process is being followed.
The following categories of funding and assistance are available:
- Community Grants Program
- Mayoral Donations
- Ambassador Support and School Dux Bursary
- Regional Significant Events
- Event Assistance
- Waivers/Reduction of Fees
- Rate Rebates and Remissions
- School Chaplaincies
- Public Halls Assistance
- Anzac Day Remembrance
- Community Environment Grant
- Community Sporting Complex
To view Councils Grants and Assistance Policy click here
To view Councils Grants and Assistance Procedure click here
Community Grants Program
Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s Community Grants Program is for non-recurrent grants of between $500 and $4 000 will be made available to community organisations to undertake projects which benefit the wider community.
Applications are assessed on merit and the availability of funds.
There are two funding rounds available for the 2014/2015 financial year:
- Round 1 will open 1 September 2014 and close 30 September 2014
- Round 2 will open 2 February 2015 and close 27 February 2015
Community Environmental Grants Program
The Lockyer Valley Regional Councils Community Environmental Grant Program for 2014-2015 aims to support a healthy, sustainable and integrated natural environment within the Lockyer Valley through cooperative community projects.
The Community Environmental Grants Program provides schools and community groups with funding to undertake environmental projects involving the management, conservation and education of our natural environment.
Application forms will be available on the council website and at council customer service offices of Gatton and Laidley from 01 September 2014. Applications open on 01 September 2014 and close 30 September 2014.
Please refer to the Community Environmental Grant Fact Sheets for further information.
Financial contributions of up to $1000 can be made to organisations and individuals seeking support for activities which contribute to the Lockyer Valley Community.
One-off financial contributions may be made by Council to individuals who excel in sporting, academic and cultural pursuits. Council will provide assistance to individuals to partially offset the cost of representing their club, organisation or school and provide an incentive for continued success.
Other Grant Opportunities
Below is a list of locations where you may be able to apply for other funding assistance to help support your project
Mentoring for Grant Writing
Lockyer Valley Regional Council is inviting applications under the Mentoring for Grant Writing Initiative and Newsletter Support from not-for-profit, community, cultural and sporting organisations in the region.
The primary purpose of the mentoring system is to use the experience of an existing community-based successful Grant Writer to train key members of eligible community groups to increase their grant writing skills.
To download the application form please click here.