Community Services Fund

Following the resolution from the July Ordinary Council meeting on Thursday 27 July 2023, the ‘Financial Assistance Program’ and ‘Community Services Fund’ are now combined.

The 2024/25 Round 1 will open 1 July 2024. 

The Community Services Fund relates to the requirements of Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 whereby Council may contribute money or otherwise grant financial assistance to persons for the purpose of exercising its functions. Funding is determined by Council annually and allocated as part of the Organisation’s annual budget.

This grant provides funding to community organisations to support projects or activities that deliver social or environmental outcomes to the Dubbo Regional Council local government area and help create, enhance or build community well-being and amenity. 

Additionally, the Community Strategic Plan Towards 2040 (PDF 27.6MB) can be utilised to review the community’s vision and aspirations for the future. 

Please note:

All applicants will be required to submit an application online via Smarty Grants. No paper applications or applications via email or fax will be accepted.

All applicants must read and understand the Community Services Fund Guidelines. (PDF 939.5KB)

Only one application per organisation, per financial year.


Community, Culture and Places Executive Support Team
P: 02 6801 4000

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Last Edited: 01 Mar 2024

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