Community Grants

Survive & Thrive Community and Business Activation Grants

In response to the unique economic opportunities and challenges of COVID-19, Waratah-Wynyard Council has committed $100,000 to fund the Survive and Thrive Grants Program.

The primary purpose of the Survive and Thrive Grant Program is to help Waratah-Wynyard-based businesses and community groups thrive and innovate to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. The Survive and Thrive Grants Program has been put in place to enable the continuation of economic activity and strengthening of our local economy and community.

Waratah-Wynyard Council understands that practical assistance is required to support the changing needs of the community. Business and community groups need support to adapt their service delivery model in a safe way. New innovations need financial support to change from a good idea into reality.

The Survive and Thrive Grants program is a time-limited, response funding program for community groups and businesses who are currently facing increased demand and/or operational changes. They also provide opportunities for new, start-up retail or tourism ventures that may have been imagined in recent months.

This grants program is a practical way of supporting and strengthening local businesses and community groups to continue to provide services in our communities.

Please see the guidelines and application forms below.

The applications opened on October 30 and close on November 20.

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Community Activation Grants

Waratah-Wynyard Council values the contributions individuals and groups make to the cultural, social and economic development of our communities.  Through the provision of Community Activation Grants, the Council supports projects, programs and activities developed for the benefit of Waratah-Wynyard residents.

The Community Activation Grants provide the opportunity for organisations to apply for funding assistance under the following areas:

  • Community small grants – projects for community groups not covered in other categories
  • Recreation & wellbeing – eg. Australia representatives, sporting club projects, wellbeing programs
  • Art & culture – eg Art prizes
  • Youth & Education – Scholarships, education prizes
  • Community Support – Small projects maximum $200

The Community Activation Grants program provides grant monies up to a maximum of $2,000 per eligible projects, within the allocated annual budget. Once the budgeted amount has been distributed no further allocations will be made in that financial year – even if the application meets all eligibility requirements.

Guidelines and application forms are available below. Applications can be submitted on-line only during the open dates for each round. Early/late entries will not be considered.

Applications should be made on-line.
For full details see guidelines below.
Community Activation Grants

Guidelines - Community Activation Grants

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