COMMUNITY GROWTH FUND 

The Shire of Carnarvon's Community Growth Fund has been designed to demonstrate the Council's commitment to supporting communities in the region by providing financial and in-kind support to activities that build capacity, encourage participation, and make positive and ongoing contributions that align with the Shire's Strategic Community Plan. 

The Shire of Carnarvon has three grant types available:

Category

Grant Description

Maximum (Cash or In-Kind)

Major Project Support Grant

Major Project Support Grant supports a project or event which has significant economic and/and cultural importance to the community and is recognised as being specific to, and for the betterment of the Shire of Carnarvon.

$10,000

Community Support Grant

Community Support Grant supports organisations and the planning and development of local community events and/or projects that will assist in building community capacity and promoting community cohesion.

$5,000

Small Assistance Donation

Small Assistance Donation is for a small financial contribution to an event, activity, service or endeavour for not for profit or benevolent organisations.

$1,000

The Shire of Carnarvon has three rounds per year, and are considered by the Community Growth Fund committee after the closing date for each round: 

Round

Opening Date

Closing Date

Applicants notified of outcome

Timeframes for completed acquittal (if successful)

1

1 January

12 February

Following decision of subsequent Council meeting after closing date

12-weeks from date of program, project and/or activity completion.

2

1 July

12 August

3

1 October

12 November

Community Growth Fund Category Information 

Major Project Support Grant 

The Major Project Support Grant supports a project or event which has significant economic and/and cultural importance to the community and is recognised as being specific to, and for the betterment of the Shire of Carnarvon.

Example of eligible activities:

  • The project or event contributes significantly to the Shire's regional profile and economic benefit, such as the Gascoyne Food Festival. 
  • Major projects or programs where the Shire of Carnarvon's funding could be used to leverage additional funding.
  • Support for major events and projects between $5,000 and $10,000. 

Major Project Support Grant Application Form

Community Growth Fund Guidelines

Community Growth Fund Aquittal Form 

Community Support Grant 

The Community Support Grant supports organisations and the planning and development of local community events and projects that will assist in building community capacity and promoting community cohesion.

Example of eligible activities:

  • Financial contribution to ongoing organisational expenses, such as Rates, previously supported under the Rates Concession Donations.
  • In-kind support for usage Shire venues such as Basketball Courts or Civic Centre.
  • Support for smaller community events and projects between $1,000 and $5,000.

Community Support Grant Application Form 

Community Growth Fund Guidelines 

Community Growth Fund Aquittal Form 

Small Assistance Donation 

The Small Assistance Donations support an event, activity, service or endeavour for not-for-profit or benevolent organisations.

Example of eligible activities:

  • In-kind support for the usage of Shire venues such as the Swimming Pool or Civic Centre.
  • Small donation towards covering the cost of expenses for a community group or club to deliver or participate in an activity outside of its core programming.

Small Assistance Donation Application Form

Community Growth Fund Guidelines

Community Growth Fund Aquittal Form

 Community Growth Fund Enquiry Form 

We're always open to hearing feedback

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