Community Assistance Program - Grants

From GTC Community Assitance Policy (Policy No 10)

The George Town Council is committed to supporting community organisations whose activities contribute to building a vibrant and active community, and individuals under the age of 25 who represent Tasmania or Australia in national or international events, by providing financial assistance.

Council’s annual Community Assistance Program is a strategic tool aimed at capacity building, supporting innovation and addressing community need in line with the Council’s vision.

This Policy provides an equitable, efficient, transparent and sustainable framework for the allocation of Council’s Community Grants program to Incorporated Not for Profit Community Organisations in the municipality of George Town. 

Please read the policy in full to determine if you or your organisation are eligible to apply for funding under the Community Assistance Policy. Applications that do not meet the criteria, or applications which are incomplete, will not be considered by Council. 



Council provides financial support through the Community Assistance Program in three ways:

  • Assistance to Individuals
  • Council Fee Remissions
  • Community Grants - Available up to the amount of $2,000.The amount of funding available in any one year is determined by Council in its budget estimates in June/July each year.

The guidelines explain who can apply, the types of grants available and the Community Assistance application process.

  • All applicants must advise Council immediately of any changes to application details.
  • Funds must be expended only for the purpose approved. Any unspent part of the Community Assistance funds must be returned to Council.
  • Recipient organisations must follow sound governance practices, comply with all laws and regulations, adequately support and supervise volunteers and work to ensure public safety in conducting the project.
  • Recipient organisations must acknowledge Council contribution in all public documents, signage or announcements about the project.
  • Council may provide financial support up to the amount requested.
  • Grants for events will not be considered.  Please refer to Council's Sponsorship Policy. 
  • Note:  Fee Remission is applicable to the remission of facility hire fees only.  Hire of assets - eg, audio, crockery, glasses, and cleaning costs, will be the responsibility of the hirer.

Council’s Community Development Officer can assist with the application process. If you would like assistance or need clarification about the process please contact Council:

Phone:             6382 8800
In person:        16-18 Anne Street, George Town






Assistance to Individuals


Available All Year

Guidelines for Assistance to Individuals

Application Form

Council Fee Remission

Up to $500

Available All Year

Guidelines for Council Fee Remission

Application Form

Community Grant

Up to $2000

ROUND 1 2020/2021

Opens on Monday 3rd August 2020

Please note: 
Applications for Event Funding are to be made through Council's Sponsorship Policy.


Guidelines for Community Grant

Application Form









The objective of the Policy is to provide a robust and transparent framework for the provision of financial assistance to:

(a)   community clubs and organisations for activities and programs that aim to grow community capacity, initiatives and programs, or assist the community to reduce factors that lead to social disadvantage.  Examples of suitable projects include but not limited to :

§  Sporting equipment for sporting clubs;

§  Minor infrastructure, ie purchase of equipment for use by organisations;

§  Community Arts Projects;

Community workshops and training courses