Council Community Grants

Council Community Grant Information

The District Council of Cleve strongly supports and encourages not-for-profit community groups in achieving their goals, developing infrastructure and investing in the district.

Council receives many requests for financial assistance from community groups and organisations. The purpose of the Community Grants Program is to provide funding in an effective and equitable manner. This is based on the individual merits of each request to address priority community needs.

The aim of these grants is to encourage, develop and support local projects of a community, cultural, environmental, recreational or sporting nature which demonstrate broad-based benefit to all residents of the district.

Since the commencement of the Grants Program in 2008, $322,449 has been awarded to community groups through the Community Grants Program. These grants are available on an annual basis. Funding of up to $5,000 is available to not-for-profit groups within the District Council of Cleve. Please see eligibility and application requirements below.

Who is eligible?

  • Not-for-profit and non-government entities
  • Incorporated groups
  • Clubs or groups that operate / conduct business in the District Council of Cleve
  • One application per group

Opening period

The Council Community Grant Program is now open! Applications close 5:00pm Friday 8 September 2023. Applications can be submitted via email to, in person at the Council Office at 10 Main Street, Cleve or via post at PO Box 36, Cleve.

Required Forms