Healthy Communities Grant terms and conditions and guidelines
Grants are generally up to a maximum of $500. (Council reserves the right to allocate more or less funding to any application)
Council is not obliged to give the full amount nominated in your application. Your group should have alternate plans for funding its planned activity.
To be eligible to apply for the Healthy Communities Grant, applications must meet all the following eligibility criteria:
- Your group needs to be not-for-profit and either incorporated or able to prove that they are a bona fide Eurobodalla based community group or service.
- Eurobodalla Shire Council accepts no responsibility for activities conducted through its' grant programs.
- Your group or service can contribute some financial support or volunteer labour to the activity.
- Your group or service can show that it has adequate insurance coverage for the activity.
- Your group or service does not have any outstanding debts to Council.
- The funding must be used for the project described on the application form and take place in the Eurobodalla Shire in 2023. Funds are not transferable to another organisation or project.
Your group or program must use the grant to achieve one or more of the following outcomes within your local community:
- make a positive contribution to the community
- encourage people in the Eurobodalla to be healthy and active
- celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion
- provide opportunities for volunteering and / or social interaction
- improve access to information, a service or a facility
- improve community safety and wellbeing
- improve access and / or encourages people with disability to participate
- teach or develop a new skill (workshop or seminar)
- build community resilience.
Grant funding is not available for:
- rental costs, i.e. room or venue hire
- projects will not be funded in retrospect, that is your activity must occur after the grant has been issued
- annual running costs e.g. insurance, incorporation fees
- improvement works on private property
- the benefit of Individuals
Some examples of costs the grant can be put towards include:
- hiring or purchasing a new piece of equipment
- promotion of an event or an activity
- running an event or activity
- volunteers’ donations
- training staff
- workshops, classes, or session
- facilitation fees.
Successful applicants are required to:
- provide bank details for electronic transfer of funds
- sign and comply with the funding agreement accepting the conditions of funding
- sign a waiver prior to the grant monies being issued - the waiver absolves Eurobodalla Shire Council of all liability in relation to your group's grant funded activity
- give appropriate acknowledgment of Council's support for the project
- provide Council with information on how the grant was spent with information including positive outcomes of the activity, pictures or a report via email to: Gerard Dennis by 31 December 2023.
Applications will be assessed on merit and available funding, community priorities and participation.
Activities that have been previously funded by a Healthy Communities Grant or applications from Government-funded organisations will be viewed as a low priority.
For more information please contact Councils Community Development Officer, Gerard Dennis:
- E: Gerard Dennis
- T: 4474 1081
- M: 0400 819 504
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