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.

Funding Categories

CASH Towards the costs of small projects/initiatives
RATES To cover the cost of general rates
FEE WAIVER To waive the fees of hiring Council venues
SCHOOLS $100 for awards nights only

Key Dates

Round Applications Open Close Reported to Council Meeting
1 1 March 30 April June
2 1 September 31 October December

*You can only apply to one round per year

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Council Contact

Sammy Lovejoy, Community Projects Officer – Community Grants 
E: sammy.lovejoy@clarence.nsw.gov.au
P: 6642 0957

Application & Aquittal Process

Step 1 Read Guidelines and Donations Policy To check the eligibility of your organisation and project/initiative idea before applying.
Step 2 Online Application Form via SmartyGrants  Submit detailed information of your project/initiative + uploaded supporting documents.
Step 3 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.

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