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Horsham Rural City Council Community Development Grants 2018-2019

Horsham Rural City Council’s annual Community Development Grants Program is open for application from 29 January 2018 to 5pm on 28 February 20185. 

The Horsham Rural City Council Community Development Grants Program helps groups in the Horsham & district community to improve community facilities and work together for more engaged and healthy communities.

The Community Development Grants Program allocates funding to local not-for-profit organisations, groups and associations every year.  The maximum allocation per organisation is $10,000 although the majority of successful applications range between $500 and $5,000.

To be eligible for funding, projects must be undertaken between 1 July 1 2018 and 30 June 2019.

The Program Guidelines: 2018-2019 Program Guidelines

The Program Application form: 2018-2019 Program Application (PDF writeable format); 2018-2019 Progam Application (Word format)

Information sessions

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the half hour information sessions to be held in Council’s Reception Room:

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7pm-7.30pm
  • Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 12noon-12.30pm
  • Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 1pm-1.30pm

Applicants can also contact Susan Surridge, HRCC Grants Officer on 5382 9776 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information about the Horsham Rural city Council Community Grants Program.  

Submitting an application

Email applications (preferred):

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Or ... send completed applications to:

Community Development Grants Program

Horsham Rural City Council

PO Box 511

Horsham 3402

 Or ... hand deliver (marked Community Development Grants Program)


Horsham Rural City Council

Roberts Avenue

Horsham 3400

Reporting and Acquittal

Organisations that are allocated a grant of more than $1,000 are required to complete a Final Report on their project using the template: 2018-2019 Final Report template.  Payment of the grant funds will be made upon Council receiving the Final Report and evidence of project expenditure.

2017-2018 Community Grants and Donations List


    When Council Auspices a Grant

    Before deciding to auspice a community grant application Council will consider the project's benefit to the community, financial risk and alignment to the Council plan and other plans such as community plans. Council is under no obligation to auspice a grant.  If council decides to auspice a grant on your organisations behalf, Council will have ultimate responsibility for grant management and a number of key steps need to occur. Read more here...

    Grant Finder

    The Grants & Assistance Finder on the below national website helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. Grants and other funding programs are available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search for grants in many categories, including innovation, employment and environment. http://www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx

    When writing a Grant, the following demographic information may help support your grant proposal: