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Applications for our Neighbourhood Events grants are now closed. The next round will open September 2020 

Neighbourhood event grants of up to $150 are available to local residents and community groups to host small events that help people connect with their communities and strengthen neighbour relationships.

We believe small actions drive big change. So while one community event on its own might not make much of a difference, when local residents get together in parks, community halls etc across the City, we can help build a more connected community. 

There are two rounds of grants per year, one in February and the other in October.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding:

  • The applicant/s must be either a City of Tea Tree Gully resident or a City of Tea Tree Gully based not for-profit community group, club or institution.
  • The event or activity must be held in the City of Tea Tree Gully council area.
  • The applicant/s must have completed acquittal from any previous funding from the City of Tea Tree Gully.
  • The event or activity must take place within six months of the grant being awarded. Events or activities that take place on Neighbour Day, the last Sunday in March, or during the month of March will be considered favourably.
  • Applications must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the proposed event being held.

Exemptions 

Funding is not available for:

  • Events at the rear of properties  eg backyards
  • Private events
  • The purchase of alcohol and permits to consume alcohol
  • Religious or political events or activities

Guidelines

  • Up to a maximum of $150 in funding is available per application.
  • Applicants are eligible to receive funding once over a 12 month period.
  • Events or activities must be held in the City of Tea Tree Gully on public property.
  • Grants are only available to the City of Tea Tree Gully residents and not-for-profit community groups, clubs and institutions.
  • Applicants should allow four weeks from the close of applications to receive funds.
  • Copies of receipts, photos and evidence the event has been promoted to the wider community needs to be submitted within four weeks of event to acquit the funds. If acquittal requirements are not met, recipients may be asked to reimburse the funding.

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