Status: In progress

The purpose of this project is to:

  • Improve awareness of Community Grants
  • Engage with community to identify and minimize barriers to accessing City Community Grants
  • Design appropriate and relevant skill-building tools and resources to support community access
  • Build community capabilities in seeking, managing and reporting on grants

The City requested feedback to help us support community organisations to access Community Grants. We wanted to understand what might be holding community groups or clubs back from applying for community grants. The survey was open for 4 weeks and has now closed.

Feedback was invited from local:

Updates on the feedback received, and the Community Grants engagement project will be provided on this page.


Community Assessment Panel

For our larger grants, the City works with an advisory group of community members known as the Community Assessment Panel.

The role of the panel is to offer a community view on how grants are distributed. They make recommendations on grant submissions to Council. The Community Assessment Panel does not make decisions on which application receives funding. That is the role of the elected Councillors.

Community Assessment Panel members must go through a complete on-boarding process with background checks.

Members must declare any conflict of interest with a grant submission.

We will be seeking Expressions of Interest for new Community Assessment Panel members in February 2024.

Watch this space for notifications.

Available grants