Community Development Grants Program

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Applications have now closed for 2019-2020

The Horsham Rural City Council Community Development Grants Program helps groups in the Horsham and district community to improve community facilities and work together for more engaged and healthy communities.  Applications are open during February each year.  

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.

For further information please contact Susan Surridge, Co-ordinator Community Relations and Advocacy on 5382 9776 or

2019-2020 Community Development Grants

This year Council received 100 community grant applications requesting total grants of $318,575.  This was a 25% increase in the number of applications received in 2018/2019.

At the meeting on 23 April, 2019, Council allocated total community grants of $206,290 which represents 65% of grant funds requested.

A full list of successful grant recipients is attached below.

2019/2020 Community Grants List(PDF, 469KB)

How to claim your grant

You can claim your grant from 1 July 2019.

Grants of less than $1,000 will be automatically paid to the grant recipient in October 2019 (unless requested earlier).

Grants of $1,000 or more require the following documentation to be forwarded to Council:

  • Substantiation of your group’s expenditure on the project in accordance with the grant application (for example, a copy of a supplier’s invoice to your organisation)

  • An invoice from your organisation to Horsham Rural City Council requesting payment of the grant.  Your organisation’s invoice should not include GST as the contribution is considered a donation under GST law

Please note all donations must be claimed prior to 30 June 2020

If you have any queries regarding payment of your grant, please contact Karen Maybery, Coordinator General Accounting Unit, on 53829733 or

Completion Reports

In accordance with the Community Development Grant Guidelines, all successful applicants are required to complete a Community Grants Project Report upon completion of their project.   This should be returned to Council as soon as possible following the completion of your project or with your claim for payment.

You can download a Completion Report Template(PDF, 526KB) or complete an online form


2019-2020 Community Development Grants Program Documents

2019-2020 Community Development Grants Program Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)
2019-2020 Community Grants Application Template(PDF, 72KB)