Australia: Call for Applications for Small Grants Program
The South Gippsland Shire Council has announced a call for applications for the Small Grants Program.
The objectives of the South Gippsland Shire Council Grants Program, are outlined in the South Gippsland Shire Council Grants Program Policy:
Grants for a range of initiatives that support the achievement of the strategic goals and outcomes of the Council Plan and enhance the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities of the South Gippsland community.
A program that is flexible and responsive to the needs of the community.
A program that minimises the burden on volunteers without undermining the principles of good governance and asset management.
Provides opportunities to volunteer groups and organisations, which would otherwise have limited access to funds to expand or maintain community engagement within the community.
Support Community Groups to increase self-reliance without encouraging a relationship of dependence.
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Minimum Funding – $100
Maximum Funding – $1,000
Organisations must be one of the following:
A Section 86 Committee (no longer delegated after September 2020), or a Community Asset Committee of Council
A properly incorporated body under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012
A Company Limited by Guarantee (Corporations Act 2005) or Social Enterprise in Victoria, directly managed by a volunteer committee / board of management, that exists to benefit the community, not owners or share holders
Auspiced by a third body that is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012
Based within the South Gippsland Shire LGA, or able to demonstrate that they service a significant number of residents within the South Gippsland Shire and proposing a project / activity that will operate within the South Gippsland Shire.
Government funded agencies such as schools and hospitals are not eligible for the South Gippsland Shire Council Grant Program. This includes Registered Training Organisations such as TAFE.
Community Houses, Kindergartens or Preschools that are directly managed by a volunteer committee / board of management, are eligible to apply for projects that can demonstrate a broad community benefit.
Contact with the Grants team to determine project suitability should always be made prior to submission.
Applications should briefly describe the project and the benefit to your organisation or the South Gippsland Community. Requests can be for sponsorship, prizes, awards, purchase of small equipment or other small projects that fit within the guidelines.
Applications are required to provide a budget, quotes / estimates and the most current balance sheet for the organisation.
An explanation as to why the organisation requires Council funds to undertake the project or activity is also required.
For more information, visit https://www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/grants