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Quick Response Grants

Our Quick Response Grant scheme aims to fulfil community need by providing a quick turnaround for funding and provides an option for the community to access funding outside the Community Grant timeline. This scheme supports the delivery of outcomes that have positive impacts on the wider Wellington community. Eligible projects submitted under this program will be assessed within two weeks.

We understand that there are circumstances where the community may need some financial assistance to complete a project, run an event or undertake some maintenance on their facility. This grant is provided to supports minor initiatives that encourage partnerships, celebrate an occasion and assist with maintenance of community assets.

These grants are open all year round.

Individuals can apply for a Quick Response Grant up to $500 under the Individual Sponsorship category. Not for profit community groups operating in the Wellington Shire can apply for up to $2,000 from the three minor community funding categories (Events, Projects and Facilities). This grant replaces the former Small Event Grants which are no longer available.


Community Events

Applications will be considered for events that celebrate the community, or aspects of culture and identity. Applicants must aim to bring the community together to actively engage them in an event or activity. ($0-2,000)

Minor Community Events - Application Form (306KB)
Minor Community Events - Acquittal Form (249KB)


Minor Community Projects

Applications will be considered for projects that fulfil a demonstrated community need, or benefit to the community ($0-2,000)

Minor Community Projects - Application Form (268KB)
Minor Community Projects - Acquittal Form (246KB)


Minor Community Facilities

Applications will be considered for minor capital works projects and maintenance on community facilities. Playing surface improvements and lighting projects are also considered to be capital works items. Built in or fixed equipment may also be considered for funding. This does not include portable items. ($0-2,000)

Minor Community Facilities - Application Form (259KB)
Minor Community Facilities - Acquittal Form (243KB)


Individual Sponsorship

Provides assistance to allow individuals to participate in activities and events as representatives of the Wellington Community. Successful applications will be able to demonstrate a community benefit that will be achieved by sharing information and skills learnt through their experiences. ($0-$500)

Individual Sponsorship - Application Form (249KB)
Individual Sponsorship - Acquittal Form (243KB)


Assessment Criteria

The Assessment Criteria form should be used as a reference by all applicants when they are completing their application form. The Assessment Criteria form is used to assess all Quick Response Grant applications.
Quick Response Grants - Assessment Criteria Form (437KB) 


Community Assistance Grants

We also have Community Assistance Grants of up to $5,000 available for  Community Events, Projects and Facilities. These grants have an opening and closing date, there is both biannual and annual funding rounds under this scheme.



Prior to completing an application or for more information please contact Council's Community Facilities Planning and Grants Officer on 1300 366 244.

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