Financial Assistance Grants

Devonport City Council is pleased to support residents and local community organisations through the Financial Assistance Scheme, 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

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 OpenTwice Yearly:
1 July – 31 August
1 January – 28 February
Online Application form

Guidelines and online application form

 

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 OpenTwice Yearly:
1 July – 31 August
1 January – 28 February
 Online Application form

Guidelines and online application form

 

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 OpenOngoing – assessed monthly in the first week of the month
Online Application form

Guidelines and online application

 

Community Donations

OverviewCommunity 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 OpenOngoing – assessed monthly in the first week of the month
Online Application form
 

Guidelines and online application

 

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
Online Application form

Guidelines and online application

 

In Kind Assistance Only Grants

OverviewTypes of in kind assistance available from Council include:
• Facility/Venue Hire,
• Equipment Hire, Or
• Fee Waiver (Parking Permits, Scheduled Fees and Charges) – Rate Remmissions not included, In kind assistance is subject to available resources. Should a resourcing conflict arise Council activities will be given precedence.
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 OpenOngoing – assessed monthly in the first week of the month
Online Application form

Guidelines and online application form

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