Signature Events and Activities Grants

Please refer to our Community Donations, Grants and Funding Policy for eligibility guidelines before you submit your application. Access it here; Community Donations, Grants and Funding Policy

Applications for the Shire of Ashburton Signature Events and Activities Grants will be accepted from November 2023 until 28th March 2024, for projects or activities taking place between 1 August 2024 to 31 July 2025.

Applications must be received by the advertised closing date and may take up to eight weeks to be assessed for eligibility. Council will formally consider and approve applications in the following year’s financial budget allocation.

Incorporated and non-incorporated associations can apply. Commercial organisations cannot apply. 

Applications are to be completed in full by an Office Bearer or authorised delegate.

Applications are initially assessed by Shire Officers for eligibility, then considered for approval by Council.

Applicants agree to submit an acquittal report, using the template provided by the Shire, within three months of the completion of the event, containing:

  1. An evaluation of the event.
  2. Proof that the grant was expended according to the approved application and distribution of any proceeds or profits.

Please ensure that you consider the Shire of Ashburton Community Access and Inclusion Plan (CAIP) and Youth Strategy before submitting your application.

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

Applications will not be funded retrospectively, unless the assistance is held up by budget adoption.

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

For more information or assistance contact [email protected]