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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.
Frequently asked questions - community initiatives program
There are 4 categories: cash - rates waiver - fee waiver - educational institutions
First - check guidelines(PDF, 140KB) and policy(PDF, 118KB) for eligibility.
Incorporated organisations; groups with an abn/bank account or individuals (auspiced by an incorporated organisation)
2 Rounds: March to April and September to October
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.
The average amount funded is $1,000 per organisation
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.
Round 1 – midnight on 30 April
Round 2 – midnight on 31 October
Unfortunately late or out of round applications will not be accepted.
Applicants will be notified via email approximately 1-2 weeks after the June or December council meeting.
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.
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
Lainie Edwards, Project Officer – Community Grants
02 6643 0824