Community Development Grants Program

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2020-2021 Community Development Grants Program

Applications will open on 31 January 2020 and will close on Friday 28 February 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. 

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.

Community information sessions will be held at the Civic Centre, 18 Roberts Avenue, Horsham on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 11 February 2020  7.00-7.30pm
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020  12.00-12.30pm
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020  1.00pm-1.30pm
You will be able to apply on-line here from 31 January 2020

For further information please contact the Community Grants Coordinator on 53829712 or

2020-2021 Program Guidelines

HRCC-Grant-Guidelines-2020.pdf(PDF, 1MB)


2019-2020 Community Development Grants

A list of 2019-2020 successful grant recipients is attached below.

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

How to claim your 2019-2020 grant

If successful, 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 in the year of allocation

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