Grants and financial assistance

AlburyCity provides a number of financial and in-kind contributions to a diverse range of eligible groups, individuals and organisations. The grants support cultural, creative and sporting opportunities and infrastructure.  if you have a great idea that would benefit the local community, AlburyCity's grants and financial assistance program may be able to help you and your organisation.

The following financial assistance/grants are available:

  • Community Fund
  • Annual Contribution Program
  • Recurrent Financial Assistance
  • Sport and Recreation Grants
  • Community and Cultural Grants
  • One-off Community Donations and Support

Click here to read the FAQ for more detailed information

Community and Cultural Grants

AlburyCity's annual Community and Cultural Grants program assists eligible not-for-profit community groups and individuals to develop and present new projects, programs and activities for the Albury community.

The funding is offered in three areas:

Applications for the Community and Cultural Grants closed 10 July 2017.

Expression of Interest

AlburyCity is now accepting Expressions of Interest for funding under the following programs:

  • Community Fund
  • Annual Contribution Program
  • Recurrent Financial Assistance

The EOI process has been developed to allow Council to support all applicants to develop the best possible application for consideration.

Funding for the 2017-18 financial year has closed.

To submit an application for the 2018-19 year, please click on the link below.

You can fill out an EOI form here

AlburyCity Funding Programs

Community Fund

The AlburyCity Community Fund is an annual funding program for significant community capital assets or improvements. Applicants must meet specific criteria.

Funding may be through a grant or an interest free loan (subject to a contract) or a combination of  both.

The grants are advertised in the last quarter of each calendar year with a closing date for applications in February the following year.

Annual Contribution Program (accompanied by Service Level Agreement)

AlburyCity offers Service Agreements to organisations to provide various cultural and/or community services and programs. These agreements provide a number of conditions which relate to how the funded organisation is to use the donated funds, and includes specific reporting processes that must be adhered to.

Approval is based on how the applicant addressed the needs outlined in the Community Strategic Plan, Albury 2030 and other Council strategies such as the Social Plan and through a community needs analysis.

The grants are advertised in the last quarter of each calendar year with a closing date for applications in February the following year.

Recurrent Financial Assistance

AlburyCity offers recurrent financial assistance through the preparation of it's annual Operational Plan. This form of assistance includes financial assistance and sponsorship.

The grants are advertised in the last quarter of each calendar year with a closing date for applications in February the following year.

Sport and Recreation Grants

AlburyCity's Sport and Recreation Grants program provides assistance to the local sports community for a range of activities. We assist not-for-profit community organisations undertake facility development at sport and recreation facilities and individual athletes representing their state or country.

The Individual Athlete Grants Program is open all year round.

Applications for facility development projects are currently open and close 4:00pm on 6 October 2017.

One-Off Community Donations and Support

AlburyCity offers one off donations for specific requests that arise during the year and are outside the guidelines of Council's grant, Community Fund, annual contribution and recurrent financial assistance programs. This can include event sponsorship assistance.

Applications must be made in writing and can be made at any time of year.

For more information refer to AlburyCity's Financial Assistance Policy, or contact AlburyCity