Community Grants




Overview                                                                     Round 3

Grant Acquittal                                                                   Program Background Information

Previous funding rounds                                             Contact


The Community Grant Program is aimed at delivering a range of facilities, infrastructure and services to create stronger communities for local residents. 

Dubbo Regional Council has progressively been delivering the $1 million Community Grant Program since 2016, with the funding allocation released over three financial years:

  • $349,580 awarded for 23 projects in 2016-17 – Round 1
  • $332,940 awarded for 24 projects in 2017-18 – Round 2
  • $317,500 awarded for 23 projects in 2018-19 – Round 3



The total funding available for Round 3 was $317,500.

78 applications were received from across the Dubbo Regional Local Government Area with a grant request of approximately $1.7 million.

The independent Grants Assessment Panel met on 9 July 2018 to consider all applications and recommended 23 projects to Dubbo Regional Council for funding. Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting on 23 July 2018 to accept the Panel’s recommendations.

The successful Round 3 applicants/projects are: 

 No Applicant Project Funding
1 1st Dubbo Scout Group
Welchman Street Hall Storage Shed, Dubbo
 2 Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd Council
Preservation of the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd Historical Documentation
 3 Central West Barrel Horse Club
Geurie Rodeo Arena Upgrade, Geurie Racecourse and Sports Ground
 4 Dubbo Aero Club
Dubbo Aero Club - Repaint Club Building, Dubbo City Regional Airport
 5 Dubbo Cycle Club Timing Equipment for the Dubbo Cycle Club Road Racing Program, Dubbo
 6 Dubbo Dirt Bike Club Inc.
Morris Park Dirt Bike Facility, Dubbo - New Refrigerator and Air Conditioner  $6,846
 7 Dubbo Golf Club
Dubbo Golf Club Caterers Kitchen Upgrade, Dubbo
 8 Dubbo Hockey Association Inc.
Installation of a PA system and covered BBQ cooking area at Pioneer Park, Dubbo
 9 Dubbo Horse and Pony Club
Dubbo Horse and Pony Club - Purchase of Zero Turn Mower, Brocklehurst
 10 Dubbo Netball Association
Dubbo Netball - New Tents and Training Equipment for Nita McGrath Netball Courts, Dubbo
 11 Dubbo Triathlon Club
Dubbo Triathlon Club Signage Upgrade and Training
 12 Mumbil District Progress Association Inc.
Mumbil Community Hall Air Conditioner, Mumbil
 13 OEC Community Garden
OEC Community Garden BBQ, Dubbo
 14 Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section
Flying Doctor - Ground Support Equipment Project, Dubbo
 15 Stuart Town Advancement Association Inc.
Walking Trail and Beautification, Stuart Town
 16 Talbragar Country Women’s Association
CWA Hall Upgrade, Dubbo (decking & hand railing, air conditioner cage, flooring)
 17 Wellington and District Cricket Association
Rygate Park Cricket Nets Upgrade, Wellington
 18 Wellington Bowling Club Ltd
Wellington Bowling Club Outdoor Viewing and Entertainment Deck, Wellington
 19 Wellington Connect Inc. (Wellington Men's Shed)
Wellington Men's Shed - Concrete Driveway and Storm Water Disposal, Wellington
 20 Wellington Information and Neighbourhood Services Inc. (WINS)
Background Blitz - Landscaping around the WINS centre, Wellington
 21 Wellington Senior Citizens Club Inc.
New Dishwasher at the Wellington Senior Citizens Club, Wellington
 22 Wellington Warriors Football Club Inc.
Wellington Warriors FC - Small Sporting Equipment Update, Pioneer Oval, Wellington $5,200
 23 Wongarbon Country Women’s Association
Wongarbon Country Women's Association Branch Landscaping Project, Wongarbon
     TOTAL $317,500 

Round 3 (2018-19) is the final year of the Community Grants Program. All projects funded under the Community Grants Program must be completed by 31 July 2019.



Grant recipient organisations must complete and return to Council the Community Grants Program Acquittal Form with four (4) weeks of project completion (grant funds being expended).

Photos of completed project works MUST be provided as part of the acquittal.

Community Grants Program Acquittal Form (PDF 258.5KB) 

Community Grants Program Acquittal Form (DOCX 135KB)




Community Grant Program funding is aimed at delivering a range of facilities, infrastructure and services to create stronger communities for local residents.

Types of projects include (but are not limited to): the upgrade of club facilities, funding of sporting equipment, or providing tools and equipment to improve the delivery of community services.


To be successful for funding, Community Grant Program projects had to meet the following criteria:

1. Deliver social, cultural, economic or environmental benefits to local communities.

2. Address an identified community priority.

3. Be well defined with a clear budget.

4. Demonstrate that any ongoing or recurrent costs of the project can be met by the community group once grant funding has been exhausted.

5. The organisation must demonstrate the capacity to manage funds and deliver the project successfully.


A Stronger Communities Fund Grant Assessment Panel was formed to assess projects against the Program’s eligibility criteria and make recommendations to Dubbo Regional Council for consideration and approval of funding. The Panel comprised:

  • The Mayor Dubbo Region (or delegate).

  • The Member for Dubbo (or representative).

  • Representative from the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

  • Other members, appointed by the Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, as required.

  • An independent probity advisor, to advise the Panel on their deliberations and assessment process.



For information on the previous two Community Grant Program funding rounds please see:



General enquiries about the Stronger Communities Fund – Community Grants Program can be directed to Dubbo Regional Council’s Economic Projects and Grants Officer on 02 6801 4000 or email


Last Edited: 30 Jul 2018

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