How it works

Why Leader Local Grants?

Do you have an idea that you think will make your community a better place to live? Then Leader Local Grants is for you.

Leader Local Grants is looking to help make your community better by funding your projects.

In cycle 8, every local paper will have a grant of $1,000 available for the idea that gets the most votes. 

Those who are successful in securing a grant will also go into the draw to win a Toyota Hi-Ace van for their community group.


How can you get funding through Leader Local Grants?

Think of an idea

Think of an idea

Do you want to build an organic vegie garden in your street that everyone can use?

What about your community group – does it need materials to help knit blankets or teach skills or just help people enjoy life? Could your school benefit from a breakfast club, new sporting or musical equipment?

Use your imagination!

Submit your application

Submit your application

To start, download the How it Works Information Booklet and make sure you read our Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions. The How it Works Information Booklet has important tips on how to make the most of your application.

To apply, submit your idea by registering on our website here.

Promote and get votes

Promote and get votes

If your idea is short-listed for voting make sure you get people excited and voting for your idea.

Chat to your neighbours, friends and family. Put up flyers in your local shops. Share your idea with everyone you know on Facebook and Twitter. Everyone who registers to vote will get 10 votes for each grant cycle to allocate to one or more projects.

To vote, you will need to register here.

Get funding

Get funding

If your idea receives the most votes during the voting period, your idea will be funded! To receive your grant you will need to sign an agreement with us and may need to provide additional information.

Important dates

Cycle 8 Start DateEnd Date
Application Period 12th June 2017 14th July 2017
Voting Period 31st July 2017 18th August 2017
Winners Announced 16th October 2017  

* Exact dates to be released closer to the cycle start dates