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Australia: Call for Applications for 2021/2022 Community Grants Fund

Australia: Call for Applications for 2021/2022 Community Grants Fund


Deadline: 31-May-21

The Narrabri Shire Council is pleased to announce call for applications for the 2021/2022 Community Grants Fund.

Objectives
To provide guidelines, conditions and information on Council’s provision of financial assistance under section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993;
To provide clear and transparent guidance on eligibility, criteria and accountability by which Community Grants applications will be assessed and determined, provided and acquitted;
To address strategic objectives identified within the Narrabri Shire Strategic Plans;
To provide funding to encourage and enable broad community participation in cultural, sporting, educational, environmental and community service activities;
Assist with building community and/or organisational capacity and resilience.
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Applications from individuals, profit making entities, Government departments and agencies are not eligible for funding, with the exception of school P and C committee’s and not-for-profit childcare facilities;
Projects and events that are retrospective;
Projects and events that have been funded in the previous financial year;
Where the organisation has previously received funding and not provided acquittal documentation within the required time-frames – See Acquittal Process Obligations within this policy;
Where applicants are able to self-fund the project, unless an explanation is provided at the time of application, with the final decision made at Council discretion;
Applications requesting funding for general running costs.
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be classed as one of the following:
Not-for-profit organisations;
Incorporated community group;
Registered sporting club;
School P and C Committee;
Not-For Profit Childcare Facility;
Registered Charity.
Applications must be lodged in full by the publicised cut-off date. No late applications will be accepted;
Applicants may be from outside the Shire however all grant funding must be used for events/programs/projects within Narrabri Shire Local Government Area
Only one (1) application may be lodged per organisation, per grant round;
Grant expenditure must occur within the applied for financial year period unless otherwise determined by Council;
Applications must be completed in full using the forms provided by Council;
Applications for infrastructure works or the purchase of equipment must be supported with written quotations;
A budget must be included with all applications received;
Proposed projects must provide a direct benefit to Narrabri Shire residents;
Proposed projects must address at least one of the key themes identified within Narrabri Shire Council’s Strategic Plans;
All Projects must occur within the Narrabri Shire Local Government Area;
Applicants must match the requested grant funding on a dollar for dollar (50/50) basis. Applicants must contribute in cash or in-kind;
Applicants must provide a valid Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance with the application and must maintain this insurance cover for the entirety of the project;
Council can, at their discretion, approve use of Council Plant outside the grant application timeframe, utilising funds remaining in the Community Grants Fund after the initial application related funding allocation.
For more information, visit https://www.narrabri.nsw.gov.au/community-grants-fund-1076.html

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