Grants Rounds / Closing Dates

Grassroots Fund


Applications for the Grassroots Fund are accepted at any time.


However – if you are applying under the Education pathway of the Grassroots Fund, applications are only accepted in April and August. This is because this is a contestable fund, and all applications are considered together.  Closing dates for the Education pathway for the 2021/22 financial year are as follows:

  • 1 April 2021
  • 1 August 2021


We aim to provide a decision on your grant application within three months of receiving a completed application.



Community Assets and Facilities (CAFF) Fund


For the financial year starting 1 April 2021, closing dates for CAFF Capital Works applications are as follows.

  • 31 July 2021
  • 31 January 2022


Remember, you need to provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) first. To do this, contact one of our Community Advisors who will be able to guide you through the entire process. EOIs can take up to three months to consider, therefore we advise you start the process as soon as possible. If successful, you can submit a Capital Works application.


Once an application is submitted ECCT staff must process the required due diligence activities (e.g. checking application is complete, reviewing against facility investment principles, etc.). This will take two to three months.


We encourage you to give us a call and have an informal chat before you apply if you have any questions. You can call us on 0800 878 720 or email us at: [email protected]