Dorset Council offers grants and education scholarships to the community through the Community Grants Program and the Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships.
Dorset Council provides eight scholarships annually for local community members to further their education. These have been named in honour of the late Mayor Barry Jarvis, who was a strong advocate of education in Dorset.
scholarship is intended to assist a local community member interested
in undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship by providing additional
financial support during such training.
Barry Jarvis Scottsdale High School Scholarships
These scholarships are intended to assist local students to continue their studies in Year 11 or 12 at Scottsdale High School. It is hoped providing additional financial support will help local students reach their full potential here in Dorset.Application Form
Barry Jarvis University Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to assist a local student with expenses associated with studying at (any) university, providing ongoing financial assistance for 3 years of their chosen course.
Barry Jarvis Agribusiness Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to assist a local student with expenses associated with studying at (any) university, providing ongoing financial assistance for three years of their course.
L-R: Nikayla Smith, Chloe Singline, Emily Hanslow, Liam Jensen-Cooley, Mayor Greg Howard, Liam Saunders, Jordan Harper
Absent: Ryan Burr, Alysha Carins
Dorset Council offers three grants to community groups under the Community Grants Program. Depending on the type of project and the funds required, community groups can apply for one of three grants from a total pool of $55,000.
Dorset Council Small Grant Stream (up to $2,000*):
The purpose of these grants is to contribute to community life in Dorset. Community groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for financial assistance towards programs, projects or events that improve the well-being of people living in Dorset.
Dorset Council Community Matching Funds Grant Stream (up to $15,000*, and with matching contribution):
The purpose of these grants is to provide community groups and organisations with additional resources for community-driven projects that enhance and strengthen the Dorset community - note, funds must be matched (with a matching dollar value of cash and/or in-kind contribution from the requesting group or organisation). All projects are initiated, planned and implemented by community members, in partnership with Dorset Council.
Dorset Councillors Discretionary Grant Stream (up to $15,000):
The purpose of these grants is to provide community organisations with funding for projects that are on land owned or managed by Dorset Council. Prior to applying for a Discretionary Grant, please ensure that you have consent from Council for approval of your project.
* Applications must be submitted in accordance with the Critical Dates listed in their relevant Guidelines. Make sure to review these guidelines prior to submitting a grant application.
** Community groups wanting to apply for ANY funding stream must first make an appointment with Elizabeth Hadley to discuss project eligibility and feasibility. Please phone 03 6352 6500 to make an appointment.
The following is a sample Grant Evaluation Form, which successful applicants have to complete within two months of spending their grant funds. We recommend reviewing this document prior to submitting a Grant Application.
SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE GRANT ALERTS: To receive regular information on a range of grants available to community organisations, subscribe to the grant alert email service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
External Grants and Funding Opportunities:
Check the links below for external grants and funding opportunities that may be relevant to your business, organisation or group.