Grants & Funding Opportunities

Funding & Grant Opportunities



1. Local Economic Development Support Fund

Applications close for 2022-2023 Financial Year 31 July 2022


The Policy provides business and community access to financial support.

The Policy ensures that the criteria for funding supports local economic outcomes in alignment with the Economic Development Strategy 2020-2040 and Action Plan 2020-2025 (GIHEDS&AP).


The Policy establishes Council’s position regarding providing third-party financial support to enable and support positive local socio-economic outcomes.

The Policy is aligned to the adopted GIHEDS&AP and provides the criteria to assess applications through the Local Economic Development Support Fund Scorecard (LEDSF-SC) and a Local Economic Development Support Fund Panel (LEDSF-P) whom review and make recommendations to Council.


The Policy may be used to provide financial assistance to:

(a) A business entity – proven by an Australian Business Number (ABN) and/or Australian Company Name (ACN) proposing to establish or expand an industry, service or business in the LGA; and
(b) Local Volunteer Community Groups and/or Committees, Not-for-Profits, 355 Committees, Local Consortiums and Local Event Organisers proposing to incubate, activate or grow local initiatives, programs or events.


(a) The extent to which the proposal aligns to the four (4) Strategic Pillars and Priorities in the GIHEDS&AP.
(b) The extent to in the which the proposal leverages the opportunities for growth outlined in the GIHEDS≈
(c) The extent to which the proposal delivers, supports or assists in the delivery of one or more action items in the GIHEDS≈
(d) Evidence of the community need and community consultation and support for the proposal;
(e) Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver the outcomes in a timely way;
(f) The quality of the application (e.g. a well-developed, clear and realistic action plan, supported by research where appropriate and including an accurate financial/event plan and budget); and
(g) The extent to which Council’s budgeted funds are available for disbursement.

For a copy of the policy please email: or download here 

For an editable word document of the application for email: or download here


Expression of Interest (EOI) for two (2) Independent Community Representatives on the Local Economic Development Support Fund Policy Assessment Panel.

  1. Provide a short summary of your demonstrated business experience
  2. Confirm your commitment to review applications according to the Policy
  3. Confirm your commitment to attend meetings and respond to emails within a reasonable period.

Please provide this information by 5pm Friday 20 August.


To: General Manager, Glen Innes Severn Council

Attention: Margot Davis

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Council Grant applications update

For the latest update on grant applications council has submitted to date - /sites/gleninnes/files/public/GISC%20Grant%20Applications%202020-%202021%2016%20February%202021.pdf