Healthy communities and recovery grant guidelines

To be eligible to apply for the Healthy Communities and Recovery grant your group must:

  • be a not-for-profit and either incorporated or able to provide evidence of being a bonafide Eurobodalla based community group
  • contribute some financial support or volunteer labour to the activity
  • show adequate insurance coverage for the activity
  • not have any outstanding debts owed to Council
  • consider environmentally friendly options and resources.

Your group must use the grant to achieve one or more of the following outcomes in your local community:

  • makes a positive contribution to the community
  • encourages people in the Eurobodalla to be healthy and active
  • celebrates cultural diversity and inclusion
  • provides opportunities for volunteering and / or social interaction
  • improves access to information, a service or a facility
  • improves community safety
  • improves access and / or encourages people with disability to participate
  • teaches or develops a new skill
  • helps the community in bushfire/disaster recovery
  • builds community resilience

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.

Selection priority

Applications will be assessed on merit and available funding.

Activities that have been previously funded by a Healthy Communities Grant or applications from Government-funded organisations will be viewed as a low priority.

Guidelines

  • Grants are generally up to a maximum of $500 (Council reserves the right to allocate more or less funding to any particular application).
  • The funding must be used for the project described on the application form and take place in the Eurobodalla Shire. Funds are not transferable to another organisation or project.
  • Projects will not be funded in retrospect, that is your activity must occur after the grant has been issued.
  • Successful applicants are required to 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.
  • Successful applicants must give appropriate acknowledgment of Council's support for the project on all publicity material, reports and awards.
  • Ensure that your group has adequate insurance coverage for your activity. Eurobodalla Shire Council accepts no responsibility for activities conducted through its' grant programs.
  • Council is not obliged to give the full amount nominated in your application. Your group should have alternate plans for funding its planned activity.
  • Successful applicants are encouraged to provide Council with a written report by 30 November 2022. The report should include information about how the grant was spent and the benefits the activity provided to the community.

Timetable for grant applications

  • Applications close Wednesday 19 January, 2022 at 3pm.
  • Applications will be assessed by the end of March, 2022.
  • Applicants will be notified of results and grants issued to successful applicants in April 2022.

More information

For more information please contact Community Development Coordinator Zoe Morgan: