Community Support Grants

The Shire of Ashburton is committed to supporting local not-for-profit and community groups. As part of this commitment we offer various donations and grant opportunities throughout the year.

Applications for the Community Support Grant 2019/2020, Round 2 are NOW OPEN until 31 March 2020.

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.

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.

Funding is only available to incorporated community and sporting organisations. Applications will not be funded retrospectively.

All areas of the application form must be completed; additional information may be attached if required. Please ensure that you consider the Shire of Ashburton Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2018 – 2022 when submitting your application.

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:

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

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

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

How to submit an application

Fill in the Online Application Form below and submit prior to 31 March 2020.

For more information or assistance contact, Dee Walkington, Administration Officer - Community Services on 08 9181 3304 or email

Alternatively you can contact your local Club Development Officer via

  1. Previous Funding

  2. Please provide details of the previous funding

  3. Details of Project

    Related to this funding application

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

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

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

  7. Project Income

  8. This application

  9. This application

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

  11. What is your organisations contributing IN-KIND

  12. What is your organisations contributing CASH

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

  14. Project Expenses

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

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

  17. Upload any other relevant documents

  18. Declaration

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

* denotes a required field.

Last updated: 4 March 2020