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Community Grants

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Community Grants

Buloke Shire provides financial assistance to local community organisations and individuals to undertake projects and activities for the benefit of the Buloke community. Projects and activities that have received assistance in the past include Arts and Cultural Heritage, Environment, Community Development and Community Enterprise Development.

 

Prior to submitting an application, all applicants are required to read over the Community Grants Guidelines.
Applications for all Community Grants funding open in July each year and the funding pool is allocated as agreed by council. When the funding allotment has been exhausted, there will be no further grants allocated until the following year. Grant funding is ongoing and submissions can be made at any time during the year, Council will consider grants at each monthly Council Meeting.

 

Grant Types

For more information about projects that can be supported in each grant type, please read the Community Grants Guidelines. If you have a project, but you are unsure what grant type will be best suited for it, please contact the Community Development Officer on 1300 520 520.

Community Grants 

     

Organisational Support Grant

Assistance with strengthening the capacity and capability of local organisations

 Up to $1,000                           You must match Council’s funding dollar for dollar either by cash or in-kind contributions. These may be in the form of cash, assistance from other funding agencies, or “in kind” such as voluntary labour or materials.

Project Support Grant 

Assistance with the organisation and management of a project

 Up to $2,000 You must match Council’s funding dollar for dollar either by cash or in-kind contributions. These may be in the form of cash, assistance from other funding agencies, or “in kind” such as voluntary labour or materials. 

Small Capital Equipment Grant   

Assistance with the purchase of small capital items

 Up to $1,000 Applicants must make a 50% financial cash contribution towards the project. Applicants can only make one successful application in a twelve-month period.

Sustainability Grants

     
Community Sustainability Grant                                Up to $10,000                                              Council will fund projects on a $2:1 ratio. Your contribution may consist of cash, assistance from other funding agencies, or up to 50% “in kind” such as voluntary labour or materials. 

Quick Action Sustainability Grant
(2022/2023 Financial Year)

 Up to $2,000 Council will fund sustainability projects without a co-contribution from the applicant. Applicants can only make one successful application for this funding. 

 

Sponsorship 

Sponsorship includes assistance with local events and activities, sponsorship of individuals, teams and groups to participate in sports and cultural events. Sponsorship is a business transaction in which Council provides a financial contribution, or value in- kind support, for an event, project, service or activity, in return for agreed commercial and other benefits. 

Negotiated value up to $500

 

Applying for a grant:

  1. Read through the Community Grant Guidelines and determine what grant is best suited for your project. 
  2. Download the relevant application form, below, and complete it. If you have any questions during this process, please contact the Community Development Officer on 1300 520 520.
  3. Submit the application. 
  4. You will receive confirmation that Buloke has received your grant and an indication of which Council Meeting it will be presented at. The grant will then be assessed by an assessment panel, and if there are any questions regarding the application, the Community Development Officer will contact you. 
  5. Once the grant has been assessed, it will be endorsed by the Executive Management Team and presented to Council for approval.
  6. Council will approve Community Grants monthly, at their Council Meetings. After Council has considered your application, you will be notified the following day regarding the outcome of your application. 
  7. All successful applications MUST complete an acquittal of their projects within 7 days of project completion. No grant applications will be considered from applicants with outstanding grant acquittals. 

Buloke Shire’s Community Development Officer is available to assist community groups and or individuals with completing application forms or providing further information by calling 1300 520 520.

 

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