Australia: Community Large Grants Program
The Wyndham City Council is currently accepting applications for the Community Large Grants Program to provide financial assistance to local community organisations, groups and individuals to undertake projects and activities that deliver on their goals, build Wyndham’s community capacity, contribute to community strengthening, and align with Councils’ strategic objectives.
The Community Large Grants Program supports not-for-profit organisations, community-based groups and individuals to strengthen capacity, increase participation in community life, enhance the liveability, health and wellbeing of the community.
The program also provides scholarships to individual residents who have been selected to pursue sport and recreation competitions at national or international level, to support practicing local artists, cultural performers, local leadership development and to local schools to assist students experiencing barriers to their academic journey.
The objectives of the Community Large Grants Program are to:
build capacity and social capital through community strengthening activities;
increase community participation;
improve health, wellbeing and safety of the community;
recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of this nation, and advance progress towards reconciliation;
improve access and equity for people and groups experiencing disadvantage;
support inclusion and access for people of all abilities;
celebrate and promote diversity and inclusion;
encourage the development and enhancement of innovative and quality activities, services, programs and use of social infrastructure within Wyndham;
promote collaboration and partnership building;
improve environmental sustainability;
support residents to achieve goals in competitive sport and recreation, education, artistic development and leadership; and
support local artistic expression and development.
Grant Amount From $2,001 to $40,000 is available.
All grants above $5,000 are funded as an 80% initial payment with a 20% final payment upon the acceptance of a detailed online Completion Report and evidence of the financial acquittal of the grant.
Not-for-profit entities by registration and/or constitution and whose Board do not receive any payments, Incorporated organisations/community-based groups or those under an auspice agreement with an eligible entity.
Groups and Organisations that are a not-for-profit entity managed by a volunteer board/ committee of management, or are incorporated, and:
have adequate public liability insurance, and relevant other insurance coverage where appropriate, and adhere to sound workplace health and safety practices;
are based in or operate within the Wyndham municipality and can demonstrate the project or program will benefit Wyndham residents, where at least 80 percent of the participants are Wyndham residents (excluding Little River community projects);
have no debt to council, or have entered a scheduled payment arrangement with council, which are being met;
have met acquittal conditions for previous council grants;
can supply financial statements and information upon request;
can meet conditions associated with receiving the grant;
have its most recent 12 months of financial statements assessed as low risk by Council if applying for $20,000 or more; and
can demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including the Charter Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010, (along with any pandemic associated regulations and official advice when applicable).
For more information, visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/volunteering-grants/community-grants-program/wyndham-city-grants/large-grants