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

Availability & Funding

  • This is a 4-yearly grant with applications sought once every 4 years in line with Council's Delivery Program & Operational Plan.
  • Successful applicants receive an annual amount each financial year over the funding period
  • Applications are assessed on merit and are dependent on available funding
  • Grantees are required to provide an acquittal to Council with details of how the funding has provided services to the community
  • Grants will only apply for the approved 4-year funding period with recipients invited to re-apply when applications are opened for the next period


Applications must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be Eurobodalla based safety and emergency services organisations like Surf Life Saving clubs, Volunteer Coastal Patrol and Rescue Squads, helicopter services and the like
  • All applications must be made through our online application form.
  • Grants must provide demonstrated community benefits
  • Applicants must be appropriately insured
  • Applicants must not have any outstanding debts to Council

Successful grantees are required to:

  • Provide an acquittal to Council with details of how the funding has provided services to the community
  • 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 will not be accepted outside of the advertised application window
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Applications will not be accepted for completed or retrospective activities/projects
  • Applications will not be accepted from:
    • Commercial or profit-making enterprises or projects
    • Political parties
    • Government departments

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For more information or for assistance with your grant application you can contact Kylie Green, Executive Services Coordinator:

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