Applications for Community Assistance Program now open!

Published on 26 May 2023

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Round one of the 2023/24 Community Assistance Program (CAP) has opened to support local not-for-profit organisations with projects and events they are planning within the Council area.

The Program has helped support numerous community groups every year through financial assistance for projects that enhance the well-being and vibrancy of the Rockhampton Region.

Communities Councillor Drew Wickerson is encouraging those who are eligible to apply.

“The Community Assistance Program inspires community groups to bring forward innovative ideas and projects that contribute to the growth and development of our region, and by offering financial support, we are proud to help see these initiatives get off the ground,” Cr Wickerson said.  

"The Program reflects our commitment to supporting grassroots initiatives because Council believes in the power of community-driven projects and the positive effect they have within our Region.

“During the 2022/23 Financial year, CAP provided sponsorship to 56 initiatives and events totalling $226,365 across its eight Funding Schemes.

“This week we implemented some improvements to the funding grants within the program, and some of these changes include releasing funds throughout the year as we receive applications for Community Development Grants rather than solely in round one or two. This allows applicants to have easier and more timely access to funding for their events and initiatives.

“Whether it is new equipment for sporting or theatre groups, venue hire, events, sustainability projects and much more – there are plenty of opportunities for community organisations to benefit from this program.”

Funding schemes under CAP include, community development grants, community event sponsorships for multi-year events, regional events and local events, the environmental sustainability program, and insurance support.

The 2023/24 Round 1 Community Assistance Program is now open until 3 July 2023. To check if your organisation is eligible click here.