Funding wider community benefit

We focus our funding in five key areas, does your project fit within one or more of these sectors?

 To support and strengthen community organisations which address social problems or improve health outcomes for the people in our region. This includes the advancement of religion.

To support and strengthen community organisations which address social problems or improve health outcomes for the people in our region. This includes the advancement of religion.

 To support organisations that focus on community participation and engagement in recreation. Targeted support will be provided for those organisations that are aiming to increase participation of people of all ages.

To support organisations that focus on community participation and engagement in recreation. Targeted support will be provided for those organisations that are aiming to increase participation of people of all ages.

 To support projects and programmes that facilitate improved learning outcomes for people in our region by adding value to the sector, with a focus on community development and lifelong learning.

To support projects and programmes that facilitate improved learning outcomes for people in our region by adding value to the sector, with a focus on community development and lifelong learning.

 To support projects and organisations that preserve and promote the physical and cultural heritage of our region and that protect and enhance the environment in which we live.

To support projects and organisations that preserve and promote the physical and cultural heritage of our region and that protect and enhance the environment in which we live.

 To support creative projects and organisations that aim to foster access to, engagement with and experience in the arts.

To support creative projects and organisations that aim to foster access to, engagement with and experience in the arts.


We also fund scholarships for tertiary education, CLASS an Art Support Scheme.

 Central Lakes Trust Tertiary Scholarship Programme for the 2019 opens 1st June 2018, closing 5pm, 6th July 2018. You can download the guidelines and application form here.   > Tertiary Education Scholarship Programme Guidelines & Application Form

Central Lakes Trust Tertiary Scholarship Programme for the 2019 opens 1st June 2018, closing 5pm, 6th July 2018. You can download the guidelines and application form here.
> Tertiary Education Scholarship Programme Guidelines & Application Form

 The purpose of the Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme, known as CLASS, is to increase, at both a local and grass roots level, participation in the arts and the range and diversity of arts available to the community. The maximum amount that can be funded through this Scheme is $2,000 per organisation/group/project/event  > CLASS Guidelines & Application Form

The purpose of the Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme, known as CLASS, is to increase, at both a local and grass roots level, participation in the arts and the range and diversity of arts available to the community. The maximum amount that can be funded through this Scheme is $2,000 per organisation/group/project/event
> CLASS Guidelines & Application Form