Grants & Financial Assistance

1. Financial Assistance

Requests for financial assistance can be made at any time during the financial year and must be made in writing using a completed application form. 

Financial Assistance funding will be made available under the following Funding Streams:

Financial Assistance for Community Events, Projects and Representation

Financial contribution to assist with the cost of a community event and/or project or to assist individuals/groups representing their community.
Funding under this stream may be in the form of financial contribution/sponsorship, in-kind support or up to 50% fee waiver of Council venue hire.

Mayor's Discretionary Fund

Financial assistance available at the discretion of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to assist with small projects and community initiatives.
It is highly recommended that applicants read the Financial Assistance Policy prior to submitting an application.  

A copy of the Financial Assistance Policy and application form can be downloaded using the links below, and are also available :

For further information please contact Debbie McCarthy on 4823 4552.

Financial Assistance Policy(PDF, 55KB)


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Funding under ClubGRANTS 2020 Category 1 will NOT be available until further notice. This is due to the closure of Clubs as a result of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis and the subsequent reduction in gaming revenue during this time.

The ClubGRANTS Committee apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but unfortunately this difficult decision has been unavoidable.

Goulburn and district community organisations may apply for funding towards local community service needs and priorities from the ClubGRANTS scheme.

The ClubGRANTS scheme allows Registered Clubs with annual gaming revenue exceeding $1 million to apply 1.5% of gaming machine revenue to specific community development and support projects. The Goulburn Workers’ Club and Goulburn and District Soldiers’ Club both participate in the ClubGRANTS Scheme.

Category 1 Funding

At least 50% of funding from each club is to be allocated to “Category 1” projects. Projects in the following categories qualify for Category 1 funding:

  • Community welfare and social services;
  • Community development;
  • Community health services
  • Employment assistance activities.

In addition the proposals need to meet the following priorities for the local district:

  • Access to a range of respite options for all sections of the community
  • Support for special needs groups to access appropriate housing
  • Access to opportunities for learning to promote living skills and social well being
  • Social impact of unemployment
  • Increase community building capacity isolated and disadvantaged sectors to facilitate social interaction
  • Access to services for people with dual and complex needs

Funding applications for programs, projects and services assisting people with disabilities, older people, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women and young people are particularly encouraged. Goulburn Mulwaree Council administers the ClubGRANTS Scheme locally on behalf of the Workers’ Club and Soldiers’ Club. 

The ClubGRANTS Committee will identify the local priorities from the applications received and make recommendations to participating clubs.

How To Apply

Please go the ClubsNSW website to obtain more information on Category 1 funding. An Application Handbook, lists of Local Committees and the ClubGRANT Guidelines, which all applicants should read before seeking funding, is also available.

Please note that Goulburn Mulwaree Council are not registered to accept applications using the ClubGRANTS On-Line System

Please submit your application directly to Goulburn Mulwaree Council at Locked Bag 22, Goulburn NSW 2580 using the application form available below.  Please remember to save your completed electronic form before submitting it.  You may also email your completed application to

For further information please contact Debbie McCarthy via email or (02) 4823 4552.

ClubGRANTS Application Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)

Electronic Application Form ClubGRANTS(PDF, 301KB)

2. Event Funding 

Goulburn Mulwaree Council is committed to supporting the development of vibrant, creative and innovative events that enhance the economic, social and cultural life in the Goulburn Mulwaree region.

There are two streams of funding available, Incubator Event funding and Sports Tourism Event funding.

  • Incubator Event Funding: offers funding to events in the region to support their first three years of activity.
  • Sports Tourism Event Funding: available to attract, deliver, stage and promote a broad range of sporting events as identified by staff, through our partnerships with regional, state and national sporting organisation as well as Sports Marketing Australia.

For further information on an event eligibility, through either funding stream, please read the Event Development Funding Policy prior to completing the application form.

Event Development Funding Policy(PDF, 59KB)


3. Mayoral Emergency Relief Fund  

Goulburn Mulwaree Council renamed the Mayoral Drought Relief Fund the Mayoral Emergency Relief Fund at their meeting on the 6th August 2019. 

All funds have been transferred across, enabling the funds to be utilised for a wider range of events then just the drought. This does not mean funds cannot be used for drought relief, especially if tough conditions continue throughout spring and summer. 
The Council decision allows flexibility in using these funds, but they may still be utilised in the coming 6 months for drought relief projects. 

Council will need to make a decision on an event by event basis to determine what qualifies for assistance from the Mayoral Emergency Relief Fund.

 Mayoral Emergency Relief Fund Application Form and conditions(PDF, 152KB)