Community Infrastructure Grants - Exemption from Match-funding

Match-funding ensures that applications for Community Infrastructure Grants are viable and provides evidence of the applicant’s commitment to finalising the project. However, under certain circumstances, community groups can apply for an exemption from this requirement.


Grant guidelines

To confirm the eligibility of your organisation and activity, please read the grant guidelines before applying.

2024-25 Community Infrastructure Grants - Exemption from match-funding guidelines (WORD - 525 KB)

2024-25 Community Infrastructure Grants - Exemption from match-funding guidelines (PDF - 313 KB)

Who can apply?

Applicants wishing to apply for Community Infrastructure Grants who are one of the following application types:

  • Not-for-profit, incorporated bodies or registered under company law who operate on public land managed or owned by Council, or Crown land where the management of the facility is community based and there is access for the broader community (herein referred to as public)
  • Not-for-profit, incorporated bodies or registered under company law who operate in facilities not located on Council-owned or managed land; or managed or maintained by Council (herein referred to as private) which provide access for the broader community
  • Unincorporated bodies with an auspice
  • Schools and learning institutions – only for activities that are not curriculum based and the primary benefit is for the wider community

What can you apply for?

Full or partial exemption from match-funding for the Community infrastructure Grants.

Match-funding can be cash or the value of in-kind goods and services or a combination of both.

How to Apply

  • Read the grant guidelines.
  • Check you are an eligible applicant.
  • Check your activity is eligible.
  • Get in touch with us - please discuss your activity with us before applying.
    [email protected] or phone 03 5272 5560
  • Collate your supporting documents.
  • Answer the questions in the application form.
  • Don't forget to hit the submit button.

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APPLY ONLINE

Applications open/close

Open:  Saturday 1 June 2024

Close: 5pm, Monday 15 July 2024

You are encouraged to apply for match funding exemption as early as possible.

Notification of outcomes

We will notify you of the outcome within 2 to 3 weeks of receiving your application.

If you choose to continue with a Community Infrastructure Grant funding application, you must include the outcome of the exemption application with your funding submission.





Page last updated: Friday, 31 May 2024

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