The next funding round will be announced in July and community groups are encouraged to start considering programs or projects that require funding. Watch this space for the announcement.
Council has in place a Community Grants and Donations Policy to provide a platform on which decisions regarding allocation of donations and grants are to be based.
Community Grants Program
Organisations seeking funding of $451 or more are required to provide Council with detailed information regarding the proposed use of the funds and how this use would benefit the Community.
Funding will be provided on a ‘project’ or ‘program’ basis. All applications will be assessed on merit against eligibility and selection criteria. Such applications will be assessed in an open and equitable manner. The level of assistance available is limited by Council’s budget decision. No applicant can be guaranteed funding nor can any applicant be guaranteed to receive the full amount requested.
Only one (1) initial funding round will be called in July each year for the current financial year, with a subsequent round to be called in January or February each year subject to funds availability.
Community Donations Program
Applications may be made at any time throughout the year, however completed application forms must be lodged a minimum of 30 days prior to the event or request for in-kind assistance.
Donations will only be given up to and including $450.
Application forms for both programs are available at all of Council’s administration offices.
Applications should address the specified criteria.
Information on possible sources for external funding can be obtained HERE.