This fund aims to encourage the creation of bold new infrastructure that directly benefits and is strongly supported by the community. Applications for the 2020/21 financial year have closed and successful applicants have been notified. The next funding round will open in late March 2021 for consideration in July 2021 for the 2021/22 financial year.
If you have a project that will be eligible, we recommend you contact the Funding Advisor early so we can work with you on your application.
Applicants must demonstrate they have considered life-cycle costs of the proposed infrastructure and show a clear understanding of ownership and ongoing maintenance costs.
Council offers matched funding to help communities build new infrastructure in the Far North. The fund does not cover repair or replacement of existing infrastructure.
The total fund is $100,000. The fund is contestable. Applicants need at least 50% of the project cost secured from sources outside of Council.