Community Investment Fund (CIF) Agreement Application 2018-19

Funding is available for not-for-profit community organisations that meet the funding criteria outlined in the guideline document. These agreements are targeted at social development activity and are open for applications over $2,500 p.a.

We suggest you read the overview of questions before completing the form to make sure you have all the information needed to complete the form. Please also review the CIF Agreement Template, which will need to be completed if your application is successful.

If you would like to discuss your application please contact the Community Contracts Adviser, 03 546 0217 or email

Organisation Details

Please be as descriptive as possible about all aspects of your project or activity.

Please specify below the primary and secondary contribution areas for your project contributes towards. Please review the areas in the questions overview above.

Please provide 2-3 measureable outcomes for each of the following headings. 

(This is the number of things – it could be the number of activities, how regularly they were held or the number of people that were connected with through the programme or project activities.)

(This should be a percentage measure – measure could be the percentage of participants that completed the course, the percentage of a particular target group that attended a programme or activity, the percentage of participants that were happy with the standard of the programme.)

(This is often a number and percentage measure but should be based around a change in skills / knowledge, a change in attitude, a change in behaviour, a change in circumstances, often these can be sourced from evaluations undertaken with participants in your programmes or activities.)

Expenditure categories may include salary / wages, administration, activity costs, consumables, rent etc. 

Attach a copy of your budget below for the project/service that indicates what Council would be contributing to. If you have applied to other funders please make clear the status of your application and the amount requested from these sources in your budget.

Attach a copy of your organisation’s most recent set of accounts. If your accounts are audited we will require your most recent audited accounts.

We need a few more details from you to help us process your application. 

If successful with this application the above information will be used to form the basis of your funding agreement.