Mayoral Grants Guidelines

These guidelines will help you to prepare a thorough and complete application to give you the best chance of receiving a mayoral grant.

Availability

  • Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year
  • Applications will be assessed monthly on merit and are dependent on available funding

Funding

  • Individual Mayoral grants are available up to a maximum of $750
  • Grant allocation is dependent on the remaining budget allocation allowed in Council's Operational Plan

Funding is very competitive. Council cannot guarantee the success of the applications.

Eligibility

Applications must meet all of the following criteria:

  • All applications must be made through our online application form
  • You/your group must be not-for-profit and able to prove you are a resident of, or are a Eurobodalla based community group
  • You/your group can contribute some financial support or volunteer labour to the activity
  • You/your group can provide adequate insurance coverage for the activity
  • You/your group does not have any outstanding debts to Council
  • You/your group will use the grant to achieve one or more of the following outcomes in your local community;
    • Enhances the social, recreational and cultural wealth of our Shire
    • An individual or team achievement in sport and recreation or arts and cultural activities
    • Delivery of a one-off initiative with special social, recreational or cultural benefit to the community

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
  • Invite a Council representative to attend/participate in any related public events/award ceremonies

Exclusions

Applications that satisfy criteria for other community grants categories within our Community Grants Policy are excluded from the Mayoral Grant. Other categories are:

  • Annual grants
  • 4-yearly grants
  • Events grants

Applications will not be accepted from:

  • Commercial or profit-making enterprises or projects
  • Political parties
  • Government departments

Applications will not be accepted for the following purposes:

  • General fundraising activities
  • General shortfalls in funding by government departments
  • Completed or retrospective activities/ projects
  • Duplication of existing services

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact

If you require assistance in completing the application, please contact Anna Waters, Executive Services Officer – Mayor and Councillors on 02 4474 1358 or email to Anna.Waters@esc.nsw.gov.au