Community Small Grants Program 2018/2019

Round One

  • Round One - Applications open 11 July 2018 and closes 10 August 2018. 
  • Applicants will be notified of outcomes late August 2018.

Round Two

  • Round Two – Applications open 28 January 2019 and close 25 February 2019.
  • Applicants will be notified of outcomes late March 2019.


Does your club or community organisation need a new mower or an important piece of equipment however don’t have access to quite enough funds?  

Is your Club house or home ground in desperate need of improvements? 

Community Small Grants Program might be the solution.  


The objectives of the Flinders Shire Council’s Community Small Grants Program, is to provide assistance to local community groups/organisations to encourage and assist them in the development and upgrading of existing facilities and access funding for the purchase of equipment that is integral to the operations, sustainability and growth of the group/organisation.  

Only one application will be accepted from each group/organisation on their own behalf per funding round.  The level of assistance available is limited by Council’s budget decision and its priorities.  No applicant can be guaranteed funding nor can any applicant be guaranteed to receive the full amount requested. 

Funding would normally be on a one-off, one-to-one basis and Council may give priority to applications that identify works or activities of an urgent nature or those of regional significance.

Funding will generally be up to the amount of $5,000 but may be approved to a maximum of $15,000 in exceptional circumstances.

For further information and assistance, including advice on eligibility and application forms, please contact Community Development Officer, Flinders Shire Council via p: 0437 227 486 or e:  Further information can also be found at 

NOTE - Grants from Council are on a dollar for dollar basis up to a maximum of $15,000. You need to show evidence of a local contribution equal to the amount you are requesting from Council.  Volunteer staff can be costed at $20 per hour for non skilled labour and at relevant rates for professional services.


It is highly recommended that you arrange an appointment with the Community Development Officer prior to submission of your application to ensure eligibility requirements are meet.  


Downloadable Forms: