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Posted: Dec 08, 2021

Community Grants - Round 2 | NOW OPEN

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, however there are limited funds available from the original Pool after Round 1. Applications must be submitted by close of business, Friday 11 February 2022.

There are 3 grant streams available:

  • Small Grant Streams (up to $2,000)
  • Community Matching Funds Grant Stream (up to $15,000 with matching contribution); and
  • Councillors Discretionary Grant Stream (up to $15,000)

For more information on each of these grant streams, including eligibility guidelines and application forms, please click here.

Community Groups wanting to apply for ANY funding stream must first make an appointment with Elizabeth Hadley to discuss the project eligibility and feasibility.  Please phone 03 6352 6500 to make an appointment.