Grants Rounds / Closing Dates

Applications for the Grassroots Fund are accepted at any time.


However – if you are applying under the Education pathway of the Grassroots Fund, applications are only accepted in April and August. This is because this is a contestable fund, and all applications are considered together. Applications for the Education pathway only are closed for 2019, and the next closing date for this pathway is Wednesday April 1, 2020.


We aim to provide a decision on your grant application within three months of receiving a completed application.



Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Community Assets and Facilities Fund will be accepted for consideration throughout the year. However, as this is also a contestable fund, and in order to be able to consider all applications at the same time, we have set closing dates at 15 May and 15 November in 2019.


Any EOIs submitted before 15 November 2019 will be evaluated over the following months, with any prospective Capital Works application presented to the March 2020 Board meeting.


After that, the next deadline for EOIs is 15 May 2020, with any prospective Capital Works application presented to the September 2020 Board meeting.


The next deadline for EOIs is 13 November 2020, with any prospective Capital Works applications presented to the March 2021 meeting.


Organisations seeking a grant under this fund are expected to discuss their project with our Community Advisors first, before submitting an Expression of Interest. Any subsequent capital works applications are presented to the Board for consideration, so we will keep you informed throughout the process on your application.


Please feel free to call us on: 0800 878 720 to talk about your project or application.