The City of Whitehorse is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the Community Grants Program. The last review was undertaken over 10 years ago. To ensure that funding under the Grants Program meets Council’s and the community’s needs and expectations into the future the review will consider the overall purpose and focus of the Community Grants Program and will cover all aspects including objectives, eligibility and grant categories. Recommendations will be made to Council in 2017 with a view to implementation of the new Grants Program for the 2018/2019 financial year.
Submissions for the following Annual Community Grants Program are now open. Application forms for the following Cash Grants can be downloaded below.
Submissions will close at 5.30 pm on Friday 7 April 2017.
Applications will also be available in hard copy from the following Council Customer Service Centres from Monday 27 February 2017.
Applications for Discounted Support Hall Hire and Free Tipping can be accepted all year round although it is requested that if possible community groups submit Discount Support forms also by Friday 7 April 2017.
The timeline for cash grant funding for the 2017/2018 financial year is shown below.
Community groups wishing to apply for a Cash Grant need to be not-for-profited, incorporated or auspiced by an Incorporated Body, based or operate in Whitehorse and/or have a majority of Whitehorse members. The full criteria for each grant category is listed in each grant application pack.
The Grants Program does not fund activities which Council regards as clearly the responsibility of other levels of government. For example activities or programs in the school system or hospital system.
The Grants Program does not fund salary or wages in their entirety but a portion of a grant may be directed towards salary or wages cost to implement a project or service.
The Grants Program does not fund political, religious or spiritual activities.
The Grants Program does not fund rental, lease or accommodation costs.
The Grants Program does not fund individuals, sole traders OR profit making organisations.
The Grants Program does not fund capital expenditure over $1,500 (see explanation below).
The Community Grants Program does not fund land purchase, buildings, building extensions, room extensions, building materials, vehicles, major equipment or installations of any type, storage, construction works, refurbishment, renovations, playgrounds, playground installations, retaining walls, shade cloths, landscaping, earthworks, toy purchases, computers, garden redevelopment or installations, water tanks, solar panels, computer software, uniforms, musical instruments etc. Requests for funding of items of this nature must total no more than $1500 and must be made on the Minor Grant Application form. Any requests of this nature, totalling over $1,500 will be deemed capital expenditure and not eligible for funding.
For more information, telephone Council's Social Planning Officer, Julie Lyons on 9262 6434 or email Julie.email@example.com.
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