Council’s community grants applications now open

03 Feb 2022 |

3 February 2022

Southern Downs not-for-profit and community groups can apply for up to $2,000 in funding through Southern Downs Regional Council’s 2021-2022 Community Grants program which is currently open for applications.

Aimed at local organisations with projects or ideas that would benefit from financial assistance, these community grants provide funds to either bolster existing funding or get ideas off the ground or over the line.

Applications can be submitted up until Friday 17 June 2022, however the program may close sooner if funding has been fully allocated.  All projects or activities funded through the Community Grant program must occur between 15 February 2022 and 31 July 2022.

Applications will need to be made online via SmartyGrants. The link to the application form and program guidelines is available on Council’s website at  For more information on the program, please contact Community Grants Officer Zoe Dunlop on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or head to


Council has partnered with industry governance leaders the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) to help grassroots community groups access grants and additional income streams through a series of online short courses and webinars.

Webinars: Attracting and Recruiting the Best Candidates (10 February 2022), Dealing with Conflict (21 February 2022), Women! Get on a Board!  (08 March 2022) and Finding the Perfect Mentor (30 March 2022.)

Bundled short courses (online anytime): Step In, Step Up - Everything a New Community Board Member Needs to Know; WTF – Where’s the Funding? - Designed for grassroots fundraisers; and Win More Grants - Is your organisation getting its share?

Limited to one representative per organisation. Only Southern Downs based not-for-profits considered.

Email Bushfire Recovery Officer James Wong at with organisation name, the webinar or course you are registering for and the name, contact email and phone number of your representative.

These courses are jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

Last edited date 03 Feb 2022