Community Initiatives Program
The Community Initiatives Program supports not for profit organisations to produce new or continuing projects and initiatives for the benefit of the Clarence Valley community.
||Towards the costs of small projects/initiatives
||To cover the cost of general rates
||To waive the fees of hiring Council venues
||$100 for awards nights only
||Reported to Council Meeting
Frequently asked questions - community initiatives program
Who can apply?
Incorporated organisations; groups with an abn/bank account or individuals (auspiced by an incorporated organisation)
How many rounds per year?
2 Rounds: March to April and September to October
Can I apply to both rounds?
No - you can apply in only 1 round each financial year. You may select multiple categories. You may have multiple projects / initiatives dates on the one application form.
How much can I apply for?
The average amount funded is $1,000 per organisation
When are the project / initiative dates?
Round 1 - start and end dates must be between 1 July and 30 June the following year.
Round 2 – start and end dates must be between mid December and 30 June the following year.
When do applications close?
Round 1 – midnight on 30 April
Round 2 – midnight on 31 October
Can I put in a late application?
Unfortunately late or out of round applications will not be accepted.
When will I know the outcome of my application?
Applicants will be notified via email approximately 1-2 weeks after the June or December council meeting.
Application & Aquittal Process
||Read Guidelines and Donations Policy
||To check the eligibility of your organisation and project/initiative idea before applying.
||Online Application Form via SmartyGrants
||Submit detailed information of your project/initiative + uploaded supporting documents.
||Online Acquittal Form via SmartyGrants
||Due 6 weeks after your project/initiative is completed + uploaded supporting documents.
How to Apply
Click on this SmartyGrants link to register/log in
Start your application by clicking on the Community Initiatives Program heading
Please read the form carefully and contact Council for assistance if needed.
How to fill in the Acquittal Form
Log into SmartyGrants (as above) with the same email address and password as your application. Click on ‘My Submissions’ at the top right of the screen to access your acquittal form.
For technical smartygrants support: go to applicant help on SmartyGrants