Community Support Grants

Shire of Ashburton Community Support Grants

Applications for the Community Support Grant 2020/21, Round 1 are now closed. Thank you for your submissions. The next round will open in March 2021. 

Applicants can apply more than once each financial year as long as the total amount is less than $2,500. This includes cash and in kind support such as donated venue hire.

Late applications will not to be considered.

  • Applications may include the following:  Community based activities/programs; regional sporting events or championships; club participation in regional/state championships; club equipment; professional sports or community development such as clinics, courses and seminars; facility development and maintenance; individual sports or education scholarship for regional/state/national/international competition participation; community events; other purposes assessed on broad community benefit.
  • What Cannot Be Applied For: Assistance for administrative and day-to-day running of groups and organisations; individual or club uniforms; consumables; alcohol; catering; incidentals; meals and the like.

Please note: Funding is only available to incorporated community and sporting organisations

Please ensure that you consider the Shire of Ashburton Disability and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2018 – 22 when submitting your application.

All areas of the application form must be completed; additional information may be attached if required.

As part of the application process, applicants agree to submit an acquittal report within three months of the agreed completion date of the event/activity, containing:

  1. A detailed budget signed by the Treasurer and President of the organisation
  2. An evaluation of the event/activity
  3. Proof that the grant was expended according to the approved application (copies of invoices and photographs)

Applications will not be funded retrospectively.

The grants are competitive and decisions to fund part or all of a request are based on:

  1. The extent to which the project directly benefits the residents of the Shire of Ashburton
  2. Funding and/or contributions from other sources


How to submit an application

Fill in the online application form below.

For more information or assistance contact [email protected]

Alternatively you can contact your local Club Development Officer via [email protected]


  1. Insurance details

  2. Bank details for grant payment

  3. Previous Funding

  4. Please provide details of the previous funding

  5. Details of Project

    Related to this funding application

  6. Please provide details of the project for which this funding would be used.

  7. *
  8. Indicate how your project aligns with the Shire of Ashburton’s Strategic Community Plan 2017 - 2027, addressing at least one of the following key priority areas.

  9. Provide details on how the event will be promoted to the community and how you intend to acknowledge the Shire of Ashburton. You will need to demonstrate how the Shire will be acknowledged for their contribution as part of the grant acquittal.

  10. Please describe how the community will benefit from your project or activity.

  11. Please list other groups or organisations you will be working with to plan and implement your project or activity.

  12. Project Income

  13. This application

  14. This application

  15. Specify in detail what you are seeking by way of IN KIND support from the Shire. eg Bin hire, venue hire, light tokens

  16. What is your organisations contributing IN-KIND

  17. What is your organisations contributing CASH

  18. Please list any other grant applications either being submitted or already submitted for the project

  19. Project Expenses

  20. (You will be asked to attach supporting quotations and documents)

  21. Please upload supporting quotes and documentation for the expenditure of your project

  22. Upload any other relevant documents

  23. Declaration

  24. I have read and understood the Funding Guidelines in Section 1 of this application and declare that;*

* denotes a required field.

Last updated: 6 November 2020