If you have a great idea that would benefit the local community but just need a kick-start to get it off the ground, our grant programs may be able to help.

Derwent Valley Council's Grants Program supports initiatives and projects that strengthen the social, cultural, economic and environmental life in the Derwent Valley.

Through this program we partner with the community and organisations to further the strategic directions outlined in our Strategic Plan. These programs provide financial and in-kind support  to a diverse range of activities.

Council offers a range of grants  to support projects, events, or individuals in the Derwent Valley.

Community Grants aim to support community organisations and groups to deliver projects in the Derwent Valley Council area that benefit the community.

This could include:

  • health and wellbeing initiatives
  • environmental initiatives
  • asset purchases which will enhance the functions of the group/organisation within the Derwent Valley community
  • initiatives that encourage wider use of/improving access to community facilities.

Event Grants aim to support community organisations and groups to deliver stand-alone (one-off) events in the Derwent Valley Council area that:

  • enhance our community identity and pride,
  • encourage accessibility and participation in community events,
  • support and enhance the cultural life of the Derwent Valley,
  • acknowledge and celebrate cultural diversity, and/or
  • deliver economic benefits through increased visitation and promotion of our valley.

Quick response grants assist individuals or groups up to the value of $500.00 for one-off activities or projects that directly benefit the community, where timing or criteria of the Community Grants Program do not apply.

Represnetation  grants provide assistance for Persons Representing the Derwent Valley/Tasmania/Australia Grants are for individuals or groups of the Derwent Municipality representing within or for Tasmania in national or international events of amateur status.

We are proud to have provided more than $293,000 in funding to Community Organisations since the since our grants program started in 1997/98.