Mayoral Grants Guidelines

These guidelines will help you to prepare a thorough and complete application to give you the best chance of receiving a mayoral grant.


  • Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year
  • Applications will be assessed monthly on merit and are dependent on available funding


  • Individual Mayoral grants are available up to a maximum of $750
  • Grant allocation is dependent on the remaining budget allocation allowed in Council's Operational Plan


Applications must meet all of the following criteria:

  • All applications must be made through our online application form
  • You/your group must be not-for-profit and able to prove you are a resident of, or are a Eurobodalla based community group
  • You/your group can contribute some financial support or volunteer labour to the activity
  • You/your group can provide adequate insurance coverage for the activity
  • You/your group does not have any outstanding debts to Council
  • You/your group will use the grant to achieve one or more of the following outcomes in your local community;
    • Enhances the social, recreational and cultural wealth of our Shire
    • An individual or team achievement in sport and recreation or arts and cultural activities
    • Delivery of a one-off initiative with special social, recreational or cultural benefit to the community

Successful applicants are required to

  • Provide bank details for electronic transfer of funds
  • Sign and comply with the funding agreement accepting the conditions of funding
  • Invite a Council representative to attend/participate in any related public events/award ceremonies


Applications that satisfy criteria for other community grants categories within our Community Grants Policy are excluded from the Mayoral Grant. Other categories are:

  • Annual grants
  • 4-yearly grants
  • Events grants

Applications will not be accepted from:

  • Commercial or profit-making enterprises or projects
  • Political parties
  • Government departments

Applications will not be accepted for the following purposes:

  • General fundraising activities
  • General shortfalls in funding by government departments
  • Completed or retrospective activities/ projects
  • Duplication of existing services

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


If you require assistance in completing the application, please contact Anna Waters, Executive Services Officer – Mayor and Councillors on 02 4474 1358 or email to

Note: Funding is very competitive. Council cannot guarantee the success of the applications.