Community support grant program

Community support grants of up to $2,500 are available with grant rounds available twice annually:

Opening date Closing date
1 February 1 March
1 July 1 August

Organisations can apply for a community support grant if they:

  • are an eligible community organisation or are under the auspices of an eligible community organisation as defined in the Community Grants Policy.
  • operate or provide services within the Toowoomba Regional Council area.
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Who can't apply:

  • Individuals
  • For-profit companies, trusts and other organisations
  • Unions and student guilds
  • Research foundations
  • Professional associations
  • An organisation that has been granted approval for support through a Toowoomba Regional Council program for the same project
  • Organisations that have not acquitted previous Council grants

The community support grant program seeks to provide support for projects that:

  • demonstrate collaboration and partnerships between community organisations
  • encourage and assist community interaction and inclusiveness
  • foster indigenous, multicultural and inter-generational understanding and equity
  • support innovation, forward thinking and learning opportunities
  • upgrade facilities to meet standards, regulations and community expectations
  • meet changing community needs and/or increase facility usage

Community support grants will not fund:

  • Loan or other debt repayments
  • Recurrent administration and running costs, such as:
    • Regular wages
    • Regular office expenses
    • Rent, mortgage repayments or land purchases
    • Equipment that has a short life or needs regular replacement
    • Rates, utilities, energy, insurance or regulatory expenses
  • Projects with a commercial purpose
  • Projects which are of a private as opposed to community benefit. (Note: For larger projects of both private and community benefit, only the portion of the project which is of community benefit shall be eligible for funding)
  • Projects already funded by other Toowoomba Regional Council Grant programs
  • Prize money, trophies, raffle prizes or fundraising

 Preference will be given to applications that:

  • facilitate deliverable outcomes for the community - that is, provide programs, facilities or capital works
  • demonstrate self-help, commitment and future sustainability
  • are identified within a strategic planning framework
  • are not duplicating existing projects, activities or events

 

How to apply

For a step by step help guide to complete the online application process open the Grants - Community support grant program online application help guide. If you require assistance completing the online form, please contact us via phone on 131 872 and ask to speak with a grants officer.

  1. Read the PDF 2.11 Community Support Grant Program Guidelines.

  2. Check you are eligible:
    1. Complete the Community grant online eligibility quiz (select 'Lodge a service request' > 'Community Grant Eligibility') to see if you qualify for a grant.
    2. You will receive confirmation of eligibility via email.
  3. If you are eligible, apply for a community grant using the online form and the instructions below.
  4. Register with our online system.
  5. Receive confirmation of registration via email.
  6. Once you are registered fill in the  Online formCommunity support grant form (online). Sign in and go to 'Applications' and 'Lodge a new application'. Remember to upload all required documents. 

 

Related documents

Grants - Community support grant program online application help guide

Online statistical tool (providing information on the Toowoomba Region's population and economic breakdown)           

Last Updated: Friday, 14 September 2018 10:43
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