Grants Timeframes

Timeframes for Community Grants and Funding for each financial year are available below. A brief summary of each of the revised funds, and the criteria for each, can be viewed on our Council Facilitated Grants page.

Month

Community
Development
Grant

Rural Halls
Grant

Creative
Communities
Scheme

Community
Consultation
Grant

July

Round 1 of the financial year opens, at the beginning of the second full week of July

Applications
close final
working
day of July

Accountability forms fromprevious year due on final working day

Round 1 opens

Round 1 opens

August

Round 1 closes final working day of August

Applications collated and considered by Council committee

Round 1 closes final working day of August

Round 1 closes final working day of August

September

Round 1 applications collated and considered by committee

Committee decisions are ratified at the September Council meeting (First Wednesday of September)

All applicants are notified of their result

Letters of intent are distributed

Round 1 applications collated and considered by committee

Round 1 applications collated and considered by committee

 

October

Committee decisions are ratified at the October Council meeting (First Wednesday of October)

Round 1 applicants are notified of their application result

Round 1 letters of intent are distributed

Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

Round 1 applicants are notified of their application result

Round 1 letters of intent are distributed

Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

Committee decisions are ratified at the October Council meeting (First Wednesday of October)

Round 1 applicants are notified of their application result

Round 1 letters of intent are distributed

November

Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

 

 

Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

December

 

 

 

 

January

Round 2 of the financial year opens, at the beginning of thesecond full weekof January

Prior Round 2 accountability forms due on the final working day of January*

 

Round 2 opens

Prior Round 2 accountability forms due on the final working day of January*

Round 2 opens

Prior Round 2 accountability forms due on the final working day of January*

February

Round 2 closes final working day of February

 

Round 2 closes final working day of February

Round 2 closes final working day of February

March

Round 2 applications collated and considered by Council committee

 

Round 2 applications collated and considered by the Creative Communities committee

Round 2 applications collated and considered by Council committee

April

Committee decisions are ratified at the April Council meeting

Round 2 applicants are notified of their application result

Round 2 letters of intent are distributed

 

Round 2 applicants are notified of their application result

Round 2 letters of intent are distributed

Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

Committee decisions are ratified at the April Council meeting

Round 2 applicants are notified of their application result

Round 2 letters of intent are distributed

May

Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

Applications for thenextfinancial year open (current 'calendar' year)

 

Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

June

Round 1 accountability forms due on final working day of June*

Round 1 accountability forms due on final working day of June*

Round 1 accountability forms due on final working day of June*

 *Your accountability forms must be filed by this date or before you submit a grant application for a consecutive round, whichever falls first. Applicants with outstanding accountability forms may be declined further funding automatically.

The International Representation Grant is administered all year round and has no preset open or close dates.