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COVID-19 Community Infrastructure Grants Program

Council recognises the important role that community groups and local sporting clubs play in our local community, and as a result, Council has committed to support and assist these organisations with targeted grant and funding programs.  The Community Infrastructure Grant Program is designed to assist local not for profit community and sporting organisations to meet their current and future needs by supporting the undertaking of improvement projects.

What projects will this grant program support?

This program is designed to fund infrastructure projects for not for profit community and sporting organisations in the Western Downs Regional Council area. Projects should be aimed at meeting the current or future needs of the organisation for:

  • increased participation in sport, recreation or community involvement
  • increase facility usage
  • improvements or upgrades to meet current health and safety requirements
  • promoting healthy and socially inclusive activities through the development of accessible sport, recreation and community facilities
  • encouraging sustainability in the design, development and management of facilities and spaces

Program Guidelines:

  • One Round only – opening 1 June 2020 and closing 30 September 2020
  • Applications will be considered for requests up to $200,000.00 cash.
  • Applicants must contribute 50% of the total project cost as a cash contribution (total project cost excludes in kind costs). Applicant’s ability to contribute must be evidenced in the application.
  • Projects must be completed by 31 December 2021.
  • Applicants must attach quotes sourced from local businesses for the project. If components of the project cannot be delivered by local businesses, an explanation as to why the project cannot be delivered by local businesses must be provided within the application. A local business is considered a business within the Western Downs Regional Council boundaries.
  • The organisation must demonstrate ownership of land or current right to occupy/lease arrangements. Where the land is not owned by the applicant organisation, landowner’s permission to undertake the project must be included in the application.
  • Where the project is being undertaken on a facility that is shared by more than one group, evidence of consultation with joint users must be included.
  • Applications for projects commencing prior to the notification of the outcome of the funding round will not be eligible for consideration.
  • Applications for recurrent projects are not eligible.
  • Council funds cannot be requested for the payment of consumables or for salaries and wages.

Application portal will be made available on the opening date – 1 June 2020.

Grant Factsheet

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For more information:

Contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624).

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