The Lockyer Valley Regional Council has launched its Major Community Grants Program to undertake projects, activities or events which benefit the wider community, depending upon availability of funds and the merit of projects, activities, or events.
These grants will be awarded to community‐ based organisations in the Lockyer Valley that focus on:
- Community Development.
- Arts & Cultural Development.
- Social Services.
- Recreational Services.
- Environmental Initiatives.
Educational Support Projects will need to demonstrate that they:
- Enhance the well‐being of the community.
- Address a demonstrated need Encourage community activities.
- Support economic development.
- Build capacity for long‐term sustainability and liveability.
- Strengthen social cohesion and inclusion.
- Non‐recurrent grants of between $1,000 and $4,000 will be made available.
Projects or activities eligible for funding
To be eligible for funding, Council will assess applications based on their ability to:
- Need for the project/activity.
- Evidence the organisation is working towards or maintaining self‐sufficiency.
- Benefit to the people of the Lockyer Valley local government area.
- Evidence of consultation and community partnerships.
- Capacity of the applicant to successfully complete the project.
- Balanced, realistic, and complete project budget.
- Level of funding contributed by the applicant and/or others towards the project.
- Be “shovel ready”.
Not‐for‐profit community organisations that:
- Operate within the Lockyer Valley local government area or can demonstrate the projects, activities or events will benefit residents of the Lockyer Valley local government area.
- Have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound workplace health and safety practices.
- Can demonstrate viability.
- Have no debt to council, or have entered scheduled payment arrangements with council which are being met.
- Have met acquittal conditions for previous council grants If a community organisation is not a legal not‐for‐profit entity or recognised by the Australian Taxation Office as a not‐for‐profit type, the application must be auspice and administered by such a group. Applicants may submit only one grant application per round.
For more information, visit Lockyer Valley Regional Council.