In Kind Assistance Program HomeLiving HereGrants and FundingIn Kind Assistance Program In general, in-kind assistance means that Council provides materials or services within Council’s core business at no charge to the applicant eg labour, plant and equipment. Applications should be received at least four (4) weeks prior to the in-kind assistance project date in order for Council to process the application and to schedule the works. No guarantee is given that Council will be able to program or carry out the works in the time frame allotted. In-kind assistance may be requested at any time during the financial year but will only be available while such funds set aside in Council’s annual budget for this purpose remains unexpended. Please refer to Council’s Community Grants Guidelines for eligibility, assessment criteria and other requirements. Create your online application through Smarty Grants now! Our Online Grants Platform is powered by Smarty Grants, making it easier and faster for our dedicated community groups to apply for grants.