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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.

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.
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