Community Partnership Funding Program
  • Last updated:
  • 17 May 2017

The purpose of the Community Partnership Funding Program (CPFP) is for council to work in partnership with the community to achieve council’s priorities.

The program provides up to three-year funding towards operational expenses to not-for-profit organisations that provide facilities or services which support the delivery of council’s corporate priorities and demonstrate broad community benefit.

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 Community Partnership Funding Program, via an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process. Groups who received multi-year funding in 2015 or 2016 do not need to reapply for funding in 2017.

All organisations seeking to establish a new partnership with council are required to complete an EOI by the closing date. Please contact a Grants Development Officer prior to starting an EOI, as all applicants must discuss their proposal with a council category representative. 

Key dates

Expression of Interest (EOI) Open Expression of Interest (EOI) Close  Full Applications Close Notification Date
19 April 2017 19 May 2017 19 June 2017 17 August 2017

In 2015, 87 community organisations received a total of $762,906 in funding under the CPFP program. See Successful Applicants 2015[186KB].

In 2016, an additional 24 community organisations received $145,000 in new partnerships bringing the total of groups funded in this program to 99. Successful Applicants 2016[80KB]

If you are interested in applying for partnership funding it is recommended you read the Community Partnership Funding Program Guidelines[444KB].

Please contact a Grants Development Officer for more information about program eligibility, aims and criteria.