Community Assistance Scheme

Community Assistance Scheme

Overview

The Community Assistance Scheme (CAS) allows not for profit community groups and organisations, or outstanding individuals to receive funding and in-kind support for specific projects and events. Applications demonstrating sustainable community development principles, sharing of resources and the development of partnerships with other community groups are encouraged. 

The CAS aims to encourage the involvement of the community in achieving the City's vision and strategic direction as identified in the Strategic Community Plan 2020-30.

There are three (3) categories available:

  • Community Group Grant - The Community Group Grant provides financial assistance to not for profit community groups and organisations to deliver innovative projects and events that respond to local community needs and issues. 

  • Outstanding Individual Grant - The Outstanding Individual Grant supports the self development of individuals who have excelled in their chosen discipline, and must be justified by a minimum selection of state representation.

  • Waive of Hire Fees - The Application to Waive Hire Fees is aimed at not for profit community groups and organisations seeking support for a specific project or event that is being held in a City owned facility.  


Application Information

Applications are open all year round and will continue to be accepted until the allocated funding has been exhausted. Applicants must carefully read the Guidelines to ensure the project and event is eligible.