Call for Proposals for Emergency and Extraordinary Grants Program (Australia)

Call for Proposals for Emergency and Extraordinary Grants Program (Australia)

Deadline: Ongoing

The Council of the City of Gold Coast has announced a call for proposals for the Emergency and Extraordinary Grants Program.

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The Emergency and Extraordinary Grants Program is allocated funding each financial year to provide an emergency or extraordinary source of grant funding for community organisations who meet the program requirements.

Applications for funding under this program will only be considered if a community organisation can demonstrate that the requirement for funding was unforeseen and therefore warrants consideration by Council (or its delegate) outside of its competitive funding programs.

Funding Information

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Applications from $1,000 to $5,000 are welcomed.
Project Requirements

Applicants must be able to:

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demonstrate that the requirement for the grant has arisen due to emergency or extraordinary circumstances
not have received an emergency or extraordinary grant from Council within the previous 12 months
demonstrate that the provision of the grant is in the public interest
demonstrate that the grant will benefit residents of the Gold Coast
demonstrate why a competitive grant application cannot be submitted via other programs under this policy
complete the project within 12 months of the date of remittance of funds.
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

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be a community organisation
operate within the Gold Coast
have an adequate level of public liability insurance for the project (where appropriate), and
not be an ineligible applicant.
Ineligible applicants are defined under Council’s Community Grants Policy as:

Council’s controlled entities
Placemakers Gold Coast Ltd.
Gold Coast Education and Training Network Incorporated
Gold Coast Tourism Corporation Ltd.
community organisations that receive funding raised via any special rate, separate levy or charge of Council (e.g. Volunteer Fire Brigade Charge) in the same financial year in which an application for grant funding is received under this policy
political advocacy groups or those who provide political donations
government bodies (excluding primary and secondary schools)
political parties, chambers of commerce, industry association or body corporate
any community organisation that has an outstanding acquittal for grant funding received under this policy.
Ineligible projects

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Projects must not be:

funded under another program within this policy
part of the ordinary course of operations or business of the community organisation
funded from other Council sources
used for repayment of a debt
for the sole purpose of fundraising for transfer to a third party
commenced prior to remittance of funds.
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