Community Grants Program

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Council's Community Grants Program provides funding to support the community and deliver strategic outcomes for Council.
The new grants program enables Council to support a diverse range of activities, services, programs and events that are responsive to community’s needs. The program aims to activate the community by promoting new and creative experiences and opportunities, and allows Council to partner with third parties to fund and enable the delivery of events to the Burnie community.


Applications for Community, Environment and Maintenance and Improvement Grants for the 2022-23 financial year have now closed.  Achievement grants are open all year round.

Burnie City Council's online grant application service is powered by SmartyGrants

Related Information


Subsidy Applications 

Mobile Food Subsidy

The Community Grants Policy has an annual allocation to subsidise the payment of food Licencing fees for eligible charitable organisations. The Mobile Food Business licence subsidy must be used to support an organisation in charitable fund raising activities. This support is provided to not-for-profit Burnie charitable organisations which offer benefits to the people of Burnie.


Not Eligible for subsidy: If your School, Club or Organisation is conducting a BBQ to raise money for your club or school.

Eligible: If your Burnie based organisation is holding a BBQ to raise money for a registered charity ie: Motor Neurone Disease, Breast Cancer or Leukaemia.  Please download and complete details in the form below to request the Subsidy.

Community Discount Request on Venue Hire

Community organisations may request a discount off the standard functions and performing arts venue hire fee for both the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, in accordance with the Community Assistance Policy.


1. The venue discount shall apply to:

  • Clubs and Community Organisations either located inBurnie or which have substantial membership fromBurnie residents, and which offer benefits to thepeople of Burnie (Note that Financial Assistance maybe made to Regional/District organisations for distribution to sub or local branches where this situation applies); or
  • Not-for-profit community organisations providing apublic benefit to the Burnie community; or
  • Educational functions primarily involving studentsfrom the Burnie region, and which are endorsed by theDepartment of Education or the Principal of anindependent school.

2. Council may provide a discount on equipment hire at the discretion of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Manager.

3. Any direct additional costs will not be discounted.


For more information on community grants eligibility please contact Functions and Events Coordinator on  burnie@burnie.net03 6430 5700.