Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s Community Grants Program is for non-recurrent grants between $500 and $4,000 and are available for not-for-profit community organizations to undertake projects, activities, or events which benefit the wider community.
Grants are made available by Council are aimed at building community capacity and/or providing supplementary funding to assist with social, cultural, recreational, and environmental outcomes that contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable practices in community groups and throughout the Lockyer Valley region.
These grants will be awarded to the community- based organizations in the Lockyer Valley that focus on:
- Community Development
- Arts & Cultural Development
- Social Services
- Recreational Services
- Environmental Initiatives
- Non-recurrent grants of between $500 and $4,000 will be made available to not-for-profit community organizations to undertake projects, activities, or events which benefit the wider community, depending upon the availability of funds and the merit of projects, activities, or events.
Projects or activities eligible for funding
To be eligible for funding, the Council will assess applications based on their ability to:
- Need for the project/activity
- Evidence the organization is working towards or maintaining self-sufficiency
- The benefit to the people of the Lockyer Valley local government area
- Evidence of consultation and community partnerships
- The capacity of the applicant to successfully complete the project
- Balanced, realistic, and complete project budget
- Level of funding contributed by the applicant and/or others towards the project.
- Be “shovel ready”.
Not-for-profit community organizations that:
- Operate within the Lockyer Valley local government area or can demonstrate the projects, activities, or events will benefit residents of the Lockyer Valley local government area
- Have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound workplace health and safety practices
- Are able to demonstrate the viability
- Have no debt to the council, or have entered into scheduled payment arrangements with the council which are being met
- Have met acquittal conditions for previous council grants.