The Community Organisations Loan Scheme is designed to help organisations to develop or improve new or existing facilities and other major projects.

Apply for the Community Organisation Loans Scheme

Download and complete a Community Organisation Loans Scheme application form.

Loans are for a maximum of 10 years (normally five years) at 4.5% interest per annum. Organisations with the ability to repay loans are encouraged to apply for this form of assistance for major capital projects.

Guide to Community Organisation Loans Scheme [PDF, 26KB](external link).


Applications are invited from eligible not-for-profit groups whose activities provide community, social, recreation, sports, arts, environment or heritage opportunities to the wider community, or to specifically defined communities of interest.

To be eligible, an organisation must be incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and have a provision in their constitution to borrow money.

Applications can be made at any time during the year, subject to available funds.

Alternatively, you can download the Community Organisation Loans Scheme application form [DOC, 418 KB] or obtain a printed form from a Council Customer Service Hub or the Civic Offices.

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