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Community Grants Program

Proposed changes to the Community Grants Policy

In response to community consultation and due to recent legislative changes in the way local governments provide financial assistance to community organisations, the City of Gold Coast is undertaking a review of funding opportunities available pursuant to the Community Grants Policy.

The new Community Grants Policy (including available funding programs) is currently being considered by Council and it is expected that the new policy will be finalised by the end of July 2020.

Council remains committed to supporting community organisations by providing community grant opportunities in the 2020-21 financial year and beyond. It is anticipated that community organisations will be able to submit an application for community grant funding from 1 August 2020 and Council’s website will be updated with information regarding submission of an application for funding. 

In the interim, Council has recently released two new grant funding programs to assist community organisations manage the impacts of COVID-19. Information regarding these grant programs can be found on our COVID-19 Community Support Grants page.

Community organisations can subscribe to access up to date information on City and external grant opportunities.

Community Grants Program

The Community Grants Program is allocated funding each financial year to support community organisations to deliver projects that are in the public interest and that benefit Gold Coast residents. Funding for this program is allocated by Council resolution via two competitive funding rounds per financial year.

Notice of availability

COVID-19 Community Organisation Grants are now available.

Council is currently in the final stages of reviewing the new Community Grants Policy. It is anticipated that community organisations will be able to submit an application for the 2020-21 community grant funding from 1 August 2020 and Council’s website will be updated with information regarding submission of an application for funding.

Notice of allocation

In 2019-20, funding of $780,122 was provided to community organisations. See our Funded community grants page for information about the recipients of these funds.

Acquittal requirements
Projects funded by the Community Grants Program must be acquitted within eight weeks of project completion or twelve months from the date of remittance of funds (whichever is earlier). Any unspent or unacquitted funds must be returned to Council along with the acquittal report.

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