What council's revision of grants means for community groups
SOUTH Burnett community groups and not-for-profit organisations have been encouraged to apply for funding to boost their events, projects, and other initiatives throughout the region.
South Burnett Regional Council has revised its community grants program, and changes will be implemented from today.
The revised policy will continue to distribute financial and in-kind assistance. The most significant changes include:
- 5.3 Councillor Discretionary Fund - this fund requires an application form to be completed a minimum of three weeks prior to the activity/event for funding up to a total of $1000.
- 5.5 Healthy Communities Sponsorship - this fund now has a maximum amount of funding up to $3000 per activity/event.
- 5.6 In-kind Sponsorship - this sponsorship requires an application to be received a minimum of four weeks prior to the activity/event.
- 5.10 Indigenous Affairs Fund - this fund is a new category and requires an application to be completed a minimum of three weeks prior to the activity/event.
- Successful applications submitted in the August Round One each financial year will be announced in October and must have a start date no earlier than November 1.
- Successful applications submitted in the February Round Two each financial year will be announced in April and must have a start date no earlier than May 1.
Mayor Keith Campbell said council was pleased to be in a position to help community groups and not-for-profit organisations enhance their services to the wider community.
"Hardworking community groups and not-for-profit organisations are the backbone of our region and council is delighted to support community facilities, projects, events and programs that have a clear community benefit or need,” Cr Campbell said.
"The Community Grants Program is competitive and applications are assessed on merit. I encourage groups and organisations to take the opportunity to become familiar with the available funding and submit applications.”
For more information, call council's community grants officer on 4189 9100.