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Community Grants

2019 - 2020 Community Grants Program

Each year Council provides funding to community groups through its Community Grants Program.

Grants are available to Derwent Valley based, not for profit organisations for projects that provide a benefit within the local community. Council encourages groups who are completing an application to provide detailed information, including quotes and benefits, to make sure they meet all the necessary criteria.

Community Grants Program

This program provides grants for community organisations and groups located in and/or directly benefiting residents within the Derwent Valley Municipality.

Community grants can be used for;

  • Community events
  • Cultural events
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Asset Purchase, which will enhance the functions of the group/organisation within the Derwent Valley community
  • Projects in the local community
  • Encouraging wider use of/improving access to community facilities.

Community Grants are advertised up to twice a year, pending budget allocation. Funding is provided for projects or events occurring in the following 12 months.

Grant Applications

To apply for a Community Grant, please complete an application form and return to Council via email to dvcouncil@dvc.tas.gov.au or mail to PO BOX 595, New Norfolk, TAS 7140.

All applications must be received by the Derwent Valley Council no later than 5pm of the round closing date.

Grants are currently closed with the Grants Round Two occuring in early 2020. An update will be made to this page, and Council's Facebook page to advise when the round is open. 

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in writing following the closing date of each round. All enquiries regarding applications should be to dvcouncil@dvc.tas.gov.au.

There is a limit of one (1) application per organisation/group for each financial year. Organisations/Groups that have been successful in receiving a grant will be unable to apply for another Community Grant until the acquittal form is completed and returned for the current funding agreement.


Community Grant Applications will be assessed against formal criteria. This criteria, along with guidelines for applications can be found in the Community Grants Policy.

Community Grant applications are assessed by the Community Grants Committee and recommendations are provided to Council for final approval.

Supporting documents

Community Grants Application Form

Community Grants Policy

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