Community Grants Program 2024-25 - NOW CLOSED

Published on 29 January 2024


The Community Grants Program round for 2024-25 closed at Midnight, 25 February 2024!

NB: Burnie City Council's Achievement Grants are open year round. View details here: Achievement Grants


🔨 Does your sporting group need new equipment?

Just like South Burnie Bowls Club needed last year. They received $9,500 to repair and replace shades on one side of the green  when they submitted a Maintenance and Improvement Grant!

🌱 Do you have an innovative environmental idea that can come to life with funding?

The RSPCA Tasmania had one. Last year they received $4,500 to help trap and assess semi owner cats and feral cats for rehabilitation when they submitted an Environmental Grant application!


 🎾 Does your community club need a new program?

Burnie Surf Life Saving club did – when they submitted their Community Grant, they received $2,404 in funding to provide a program for youth with disabilities and their families/carer, giving them the opportunity to participate in recreational activities!


The Community Grants Program enables Council to support a diverse range of activities, services, programs and events that are responsive to the 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. 

Funding for the Community Grants Program will be provided in 3 grant streams:

Community Grants

Community Grants -

to assist community, arts and cultural organisations in delivering programs, services or events to the Burnie community.

Environmental Grants

Environmental Grants -

to assist community groups to undertake work or projects that deliver an environmental benefit in the Burnie area.

Maintenance Grants

Maintenance and Improvement Grants -

to contribute to the maintenance or improvement of existing facilities being undertaken by a local community, cultural or sporting organisations or groups.  

The Community Grants Program will be powered by SmartyGrants, a user friendly grants management website that will allow Council to receive and manage applications.

The grants application process for Community, Environmental and Maintenance and Improvement Grants opens on Monday 29 January 2024, and closes at  midnight on Sunday 25 February 2024, and can be accessed at

Two options are ava

  • Annual funding (Maintenance, Environmental and Community Grants)  
  • Multi-year funding (Community Grants and Environmental streams only) 


Achievement Grants are open all year round to help support community members who are representing Tasmania in any field



If you need any assistance or support with completing your application, please contact Council via email: 

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