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Innovation and Sustainability Fund application

Applicant details

Main contact details

Project details

Please consider the Innovation and Sustainability Fund’s stated purpose and evaluation criteria when completing the following sections.

Supporting documents (e.g. images, project plans, staff CVs, supporting research) 

  • Clearly label each document with your project name. 

  • For multiple documents, select 'Add another document' after each upload. 

Project milestones and deliverables

Please provide a list of high level milestones and specific project deliverables with a feasible timeline to successfully undertake your project.


Budget summary

Please provide a high-level summary for your project. 

We will ask you to attach a full budget below.

Please exclude GST   


You can request up to 60% of your total project costs. 

Supporting documents

You must attach the following supporting documents:

Please ensure your full budget clearly identifies what Council funding will be used for.

We cannot process your application without the above documents.

Optional supporting documents:

  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Most recent annual report
  • Job descriptions if applying for salary or wages
  • List of volunteers duties if applying for volunteer costs
  • Quotes for significant services, goods and contracts


Response timing

Application information

This application form and the Council’s funding decision for all successful and unsuccessful applications will be publicly released following the Council’s funding decision, unless it contains sensitive or confidential information. 

Attachments and budget are not generally released.

If there are aspects of your application that are confidential and should be kept out of the public domain in accordance with the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, clearly state this below.


  • declare that the details contained in this application are true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge
  • confirm that I/we am/are the applicant/s, or that I/we have obtained the appropriate authorisations to submit this application and make the relevant acknowledgements, authorisations, declarations and confirmations in full on behalf of the relevant person and/or organisation and any other person and/or organisation noted in this application
  • have read and understood the Council’s grant funding Template Agreement; and
  • acknowledge that Council:
    • has the sole discretion to approve or reject applications
    • will not enter into any further correspondence for unsuccessful applications; and
    • will not be liable for any loss caused by any reliance (whether perceived or real) on any unsuccessful application; and
  • acknowledge that if my/our application is successful I/we be required to:
    • enter into a funding agreement with Council that is in a form substantially the same as the Template Agreement, but that may contain additional terms and conditions if required by Council;
    • complete or have in operation the approved project within 4 months of signing the funding agreement;
    • provide a project report within 12 months of signing the funding agreement;
    • participate in any audit or review conducted and required by the Council or any other organisation; and
    • give positive acknowledgement in respect of the grant from time to time, as outlined in the funding agreement.           

Privacy Act 1993

Council will collect the information provided in this application pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993 (the Act). 


  • acknowledge that:
    • Council is collecting this information for the purposes of considering and assessing the eligibility of this application, promotional purposes and conducting its relationship with the applicant (if the application is accepted); and
    • the information will be held by Council and any personal information provided by Council to other agencies will be held by those agencies;
  • understand that I/we have rights of access to and correction of the information held by Council in accordance with the Act; and
  • authorise Council to:
    • collect any information in relation to this application and the relevant person or organisation from any third party or source;
    • disclose any information to any third party Council deems appropriate or is required to by law:
    • collect, retain, use and disclose personal information about individuals and organisations who are noted in this application for the purposes described above; and use any information received in respect of the application for promotional purposes.

Please note:
  • Successful applications will need to submit a project completion report. 

  • Keep all receipts as you may be asked to produce these.

  • Once you submit your application you can not make changes.