Apply Now for Community Development Fund – Australia
The Knox City Council is seeking applications for its Community Development Fund to develop, enhance and support the involvement of community groups in activities and projects which respond to identified needs in the Knox community.
Their CDF grants program aims to;
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Support projects which encourage Knox residents to become involved and engaged in their local community
Improve the health and wellbeing of Knox residents through projects that promote healthy, active lifestyles and community safety
Build community pride, strength and resilience
Promote harmony and respect through projects promoting inclusion, cultural development and social interaction
Improve skills of Knox residents across a range of areas
Support a positive sense of place and activities that celebrate their community.
There are 3 categories of grants available through the CDF grants. Grants are allocated annually for projects taking up to 12 months to complete;
Category 1 – General projects, programs, activities, or equipment – $3,000 up to $20,000
Category 2 – Community Festivals and Events – up to $15,000
Category 3 – Community Functions – up to $5,000
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To be eligible for funding projects and annual community events must meet the following requirements:
Must have a definitive start and finish date
Align with Council objectives
Aim to meet a demonstrated need within the Knox community
Benefit Knox residents
Here are some examples that indicate the range of projects that can be considered:
Equipment purchases for community groups.
Developing recreation, leisure and/or social support activities to keep people connected.
Cultural events and activities that celebrate and promote diversity and a positive sense of place.
Arts and cultural development activities that encourage community participation through shared creativity.
Implementing strategies that assist people with a disability.
Supporting and celebrating the contribution of volunteers.
Encouraging participation in lifelong learning and skills development in Knox.
Assisting in community safety strategies through community information and involvement.
Developing collaboration and partnership.
Improve and expand social media platforms, IT equipment and literacy to overcome social isolation and maintain community connection.
Not-for-profit community groups, with a committee of management, or similar, and its own legal identity.
If a group is not incorporated, it can be auspiced (or managed) by an incorporated organisation.
Individuals or profit-making businesses
Organisations that owe money to Council that has not been paid by the due date
Organisations that have outstanding acquittal documentation, i.e. the report for a previous grant has not been handed in by the agreed due date.
Projects and events that cannot be funded
Capital or facility maintenance works
State or Federal government responsibilities
Projects that have been funded by the CDF for 3 consecutive years
Ongoing operational expenses
For more information, visit https://www.knox.vic.gov.au/cdf