Local Government Grants & Incentives

Welcome to the CPP council & community grants & incentives funding database. You can filter according to state, national or community accessible grants by selecting the tick boxes on the left or simply scroll through the full listing. Double click on the heading for a more detailed overview of the grant conditions including the funding organisation, application period & criteria.

If you are aware of any new grants that are not listed please contact us at [email protected] with any updates.

QLD Dept of Local Govt, Racing & Multicultural Affairs Grants & Subsidies Program
The program aim is to provide funding assistance to support Local Governments to deliver priority infrastructure and essential services that meet the identified needs of their communities. Offered every 2 years. 2019-2021 applications closed Feb 2019. Eligible projects include projects that contribute to building safe, connected and liveable communities, maintain and extend the functional life of existing and future infrastructure assets through sustainable asset management, build resilience against future natural disasters and contribute to economic growth and employment.

WA Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Grants
A financial assistance program for local governments to maintain or increase participation in sport and recreation through rational development of good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities. 2 small grant rounds (up to $200,000) are offered per year & one round of annual & forward planning grants over $200,000 $1 million is allocated each round out of the $12 million available to projects that demonstrate sustainability principles/outcomes. Sustainability principles include reduction in energy or water use, minimisation of building waste, green-building design, efficient pool heating and capacity to self-fund maintenance. Only upgrades to existing facilities will be considered as part of this allocation. The maximum sustainability initiative grant available is $500,000. Small Grants Round Currently OPEN

NSW Regional Community Energy Fund
A NSW Climate Change Fund initiative. $10m offered via Round 1 Grant applications from the NSW Regional Community Energy Fund Grants, which closed in May 2019. Up to 50% funding on offer for dispatchable renewable energy and storage projects of 100kW-5MW capacity that are owned or led by communities in regional NSW. Only projects that are in progressed stages of development will be funded. Feasibility studies & development approval costings can not be funded. A further $10m in round 2 due to open June- July 2019. TBC

NSW My Community Project Grants
The My Community Project grants program is a partnership model between an individual or community group with a local council as a project sponsor. Projects must align with one or more of the six program categories- accessible, cultural, healthy, liveable & revitalising communities. 2019 applications closed 15 May.

NSW Environmental Education Grants
The Environmental Education grants program is funded through the NSW Environmental trust & distributes up to $1 million in each funding round for projects that develop knowledge and skills in protecting and restoring our environment. 2019 entries expected to open June/ July

NSW Community Partnership Building Grants
NSW Government Grants to fund the building and improvement of local community facilities. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply. Currently CLOSED & awaiting 2019 application opening.

Commonwealth Smart Cities & Suburbs Program
The national $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is supporting the delivery of innovative smart city projects that improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia. To date two rounds of funding have been approved. Currently awaiting Round 3 notification. The grants require co-contributions.

NSW Increasing Resilience to Climate Change grants
This new funding builds on on the 2014-16 “Building Resilience to Climate Change” grants program to address identified climate change risks and vulnerabilities facing NSW councils. Collaboration with one or more councils, regional organisations, private sector or government agencies, community groups and other organisations is encouraged. The program is a partnership between the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage & Local Government NSW. Round 1 closed May 2019, Round 2 to open late 2019

Energy Efficient Communities Program Grants
The Commonwealth Energy Efficient Communities Program will deliver $50 million of grants to assist businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills. Funding will support activities to help community organisations save energy through equipment upgrades including energy generation and storage projects, investment in energy and emissions monitoring and management systems and energy systems assessments

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