Financial Assistance Grants

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Devonport City Council is pleased to support residents and local community organisations through the Financial Assistance Scheme annually, in a range of grants, donations and rate remissions, including:

  • Major Grants
  • Minor Grants
  • In Kind Grants
  • Individual Development Grants
  • Community Rates Remission
  • Community Donations

If you would like to join our Financial Assistance Grants Mailing List please add your detail here.

Major Grants 

Overview 

Council values engaged, resilient and inclusive communities that embrace diversity. The Community Grants Program supports organisations for one-off projects, events and activities.

Grants must address specific criteria in one of the following categories:

  • Community Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Cultural Development
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living
Eligibility 
  • Any not for profit community organisation that is legally constituted as an incorporated body or under the auspice of one.
  • Operate within the Devonport local government area or can demonstrate the project or program will benefit residents of the Devonport local government area.
  • Have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound workplace health and safety practices.
  • Are able to demonstrate financial viability and competence in project execution.
  • Have no debt to Council, or have entered into scheduled payment arrangements with Council which are being met.
  • Have met acquittal conditions for previous Council grants.
  • For equipment grants, applicants are required to contribute at least 50% towards the cost of the equipment. 
Maximum Value  $25,000 
Applications Open  Twice Yearly:
1 July - 31 August
1 January - 28 February
Documents  Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 2MB)
Major & Minor Grants Application Form(DOC, 342KB)
Major & Minor Grants Acquital Form(DOC, 138KB)

 

Minor Grants 

Overview
Council values engaged, resilient and inclusive communities
that embrace diversity.  The Community Grants Program supports organisations for one-off projects, events and activities.

Grants must address specific criteria in one of the following categories:

  • Community Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Cultural Development
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living
  • Festivals and Events
Eligibility
  • Any not for profit community organisation that is legally 
    constituted as an incorporated body or under the auspice of 
    one.
  • Operate within the Devonport local government area or can 
    demonstrate the project or program will benefit residents of 
    the Devonport local government area.
  • Have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound workplace 
    health and safety practices.
  • Are able to demonstrate financial viability and competence 
    in project execution.
  • Have no debt to Council, or have entered into scheduled 
    payment arrangements with Council which are being met.
  • Have met acquittal conditions for previous Council grants.
    For equipment grants, applicants are required to contribute 
    at least 50% towards the cost of the equipment.
Maximum Value  $3,000
Applications Open  Twice Yearly:
1 July - 31 August
1 January - 28 February
Documents  Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 2MB)
Major & Minor Grants Application Form(DOC, 342KB)
Major & Minor Grants Acquital Form(DOC, 138KB)

 

Individual Development Grants

Overview
  • Individual Development Grants are available to support Devonport local government area residents who are performing, competing or presenting at national or international competitions, conferences or events (e.g. sport, arts, cultural, community, heritage, economic and environment).
  • Funding will assist with expenses incurred whilst attending an activity e.g. travel, accommodation, entry fee and registration.
Eligibility
  • Have been a permanent resident in the Devonport local government area for at least the preceding 12 months
  • Are representing the region by performing, competing or presenting at national or international competitions, conferences or events.
  • Be selected by a recognised governing body (or equivalent) to attend. You must provide a letter of selection.
  • Have met acquittal conditions for previous council funding and have no debt to council.
  • Hold amateur status.
  • Individuals must be selected by a recognised national body and provide a letter of selection.
Maximum Value
  • $100 per individual international travel
  • $50 per individual domestic travel
  • Groups or teams attending the same event can apply for a group total of up to $250
Applications Open

Ongoing - assessed monthly in the first week of the month

Documents 

Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 2MB)
Individual Development Grants Application Form(DOC, 135KB)
Individual Development Grants Acquital Form(DOC, 66KB)

 

Community Donations

Overview Community Donations are available to assist groups, organisations and individuals within the Devonport local government area who are not eligible for financial assistance under any other Financial Assistance category.
Eligibility 
  • Operate within the Devonport local government area or are able to demonstrate that the project or program will benefit residents of the Devonport local government area.
  • Have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound Workplace Health and Safety practices.
  • Are able to demonstrate viability.
  • Have met acquittal conditions for previous council grants and have no debt to council, or have entered into scheduled payment arrangements with council which are being adhered to.
  • Organisations deriving the majority of revenue from donations or public subscription.
  • Local through to international charity appeals or relief efforts.
  • Providing a recognised necessary community service which would otherwise be non-existent.
  • Award, trophy or prize provision.
Maximum Value
  • Up to $50 for prize money, trophy and award requests.
  • Up to $250 for large fundraising events.
  • Relief appeals for local, national, international disasters will be considered on a case by case.
Applications Open Ongoing - assessed monthly in the first week of the month
Documents 

Community Donations Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)
Community Donations Application Form(DOC, 105KB)

 

Community Rates Remissions

Overview

Devonport City Council recognises the immense benefits provided to our residents and visitors by local community organisations through the provision of activities and services.

Granting of a full or partial remittance of the general rate is one method of supporting and assisting local non-profit organisations to cater for and respond to the needs of Devonport residents.

 Eligibility
  • Any not for profit community organisation that is legally constituted as an incorporated body.
  • Organisations located in the Devonport municipal area.
  • Organisations that own their property or have fully responsibility for the rates in accordance with Section 120 of the Local Government Act.
Maximum Value Total Rates Value
Applications Open  1 July - 31 August
Documents

Community Rates Remission Guidelines(PDF, 3MB)
Community Rates Remission Application Form(DOC, 153KB)

 

In Kind Assistance Only Grants

Overview

Council values engaged, resilient and inclusive communities that embrace diversity.  The In-Kind Assistance Only Grants Program supports organisations for one-off projects, events and activities.

Grants must address specific criteria in one of the following categories:

  • Community Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Cultural Development 
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living
  • Festivals and Events
Eligibility
  • Any not for profit community organisation that is legally constituted as an incorporated body.
  • Operate within the Devonport local government area or can demonstrate the project or event will occur in the Devonport local government area.
  • Have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound workplace health and safety practices.
  • Have no debt to Council, or have entered into scheduled payment arrangements with Council which are being met.
  • Have met acquittal conditions for previous Council grants.
Applications Open

Ongoing - assessed monthly in the first week of the month

Documents

Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 2MB)
In Kind Application Form(DOC, 133KB)
In Kind Acquittal Form(DOC, 70KB)