Community Development Grants Program

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2020-2021 Successful Community Grants

At the Council meeting held on 1 June 2020, Councillors approved the list of successful community grant applications for 2020/2021.

See the successful grant applications 

Thank you to all groups who submitted applications.  There was a total of 97 applications, with 68 successful applications receiving total grant funding of $201,436

Grant applicants will be formally notified of outcomes in early June.

Successful applicants can claim their grant allocation from 1 July 2020. Please refer below for information about claiming your grant.

If your project/event has been impacted by COVID-19 and you need to cancel, change or postpone your project, please contact Susan Surridge Co-ordinator Community Relations and Advocacy on 53829776.

How to claim your 2020-2021 grant

If successful, you can claim your grant from 1 July 

Grants of less than $1,000 will be automatically paid to the grant recipient in October 2020 (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 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