City of Palmerston

Place-Making Projects 2016/17

Community groups, businesses and not-for-profit organisations - do you have an exciting idea for an activity or event to Enliven, Enrich, Embellish or Invigorate Palmerston’s open spaces?

In addition to Council’s annual Community Benefits Scheme funding, during 2016/17 we are offering special grants (up to $5,000), to assist you to bring your vision to life. Applications are open throughout the year, with more than 100 parks and reserves in Palmerston, it’s time to start planning! Events are to be held in 2016/17.

Community Grants, Donations, Sponsorships and Scholarships

The City of Palmerston actively supports initiatives which benefit the community. Council provides support by way of grants, donations, scholarships and sponsorships. Applications can be made to Council at any time throughout the financial year.

  • Click here for last year’s recipients of community grants and scholarships
  • Click here to view the policy for Grants, Donations, Scholarships and Sponsorships

Applications can be made in writing to:
Email: palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au or;
City of Palmerston
PO Box 1
PALMERSTON NT 0831

All applicants must register with the City of Palmerston by completing the appropriate application form below and attach it to your written application.

Definitions

Grant: Council provides financial or in-kind support to a community organisation carrying out a project or activity benefitting the community, and where the organisation will need to acquit funds provided.
Scholarship: Council provides a recurring financial support for education or an educational activity.
Donation: Council provides financial or in-kind support to a community organisation carrying out a project, activity, or purchase of material goods, and the organisation.
Sponsorship: Council provides financial or in-kind support to a community activity or event, and where Council is identified as a sponsor of the event. Acquittal of funds is dependent on the amount of funds provided.

Eligibility Criteria

All categories of financial or in-kind support from Council will be assessed for the following eligibility:

  • One application per financial year from a community or not-for-profit organisation will be considered
  • Application by individuals will not be considered.
  • Applications by commercial entities will not be considered.
  • Requests from religious organisations or schools are specifically excluded unless there is a clear community benefit to Palmerston.
  • Activity must benefit the Palmerston Community.
Categories

Requests for less than $500
All requests to Council for grants, donations or sponsorships of less than $500 must:

  • Be made in writing
  • Include description of purpose
  • Identify how it relates to the goals and strategies in the City of Palmerston Municipal Plan
  • Include details of need of financial or in-kind support
  • And must fulfil all eligibility criteria

Requests for between $501 and $2,000
All requests to Council for grants, donations and sponsorships of between $501 and $2,000 must:

  • The organisation must first registers with Council, providing their details including most recent audited financials, governance structure, proof of appropriate registration as a community or not-for-profit organisation, applicable insurance details, and contact details of elected office holders.
  • Be made in writing
  • Include details the project, event, or materials needed,
  • Identify how it relates to the goals and strategies in the City of Palmerston Municipal Plan
  • Be written by someone within the organisation holding an elected office
  • Include minuted details of the organisation’s resolution to request funding.
  • Where the request is for sponsorship, the organisation is responsible for the appropriate display of Council’s branding, as deemed appropriate by the Chief Executive Officer

Requests in excess of $2,000
All requests to Council for grants, donations and sponsorships in excess of $2,000 must:

  • The organisation must first registers with Council, providing their details including most recent audited financials, governance structure, proof of appropriate registration as a community or not-for-profit organisation, applicable insurance details, and contact details of elected office holders
  • Be made in writing
  • Identify how it relates to the goals and strategies in the City of Palmerston Municipal Plan
  • Be written by someone within the organisation holding an elected office
  • Include minuted details of the organisation’s resolution to request funding
  • Where the request is for sponsorship, the organisation is responsible for the appropriate display of Council’s branding, as deemed appropriate by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Include a project brief including, details the project, event, or materials needed, the projected budget
  • Include evidence of alternate sources of funding, to a minimum of 30% of the project costs
  • A full acquittal of funds will be required

All funding requests exceeding $2,000 are currently assessed by the Community, Culture and Environment Committee. A subcommittee of council who will then make a recommendation to full Council for a final decision. Please be aware that the processing of applications may be restricted by particular timeframes. Please contact the Community Development Team on (08) 8935 9922 to discuss your application if it is time sensitive.

Recurring Funding Arrangements
Scholarship funding will be considered by and is at the discretion of full Council. Applications for scholarships must be made in writing.
Where recurring annual funding is appropriate, the organisation must comply with the criteria set out above, and Council must resolve to provide the recurring funding.

Annual School Awards
Council will provide the sum of $100 annually to all schools within the municipality for the purpose of a “City of Palmerston Community Service Award”, to be awarded at the time and under the criteria deemed fit by the recipient school.

Special Circumstances
Where a request for grant, scholarship, donation or sponsorship is made which does not comply with the criteria outlined above, but has merit, the request will be referred to the Community Grants Committee for recommendation and then considered by full Council.

For further information please contact the Community Development Team:
Email: palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au
Phone: 8935 9922

A Place for People

Council Offices
Civic Plaza, First Floor
1 Chung Wah Terrace,
Palmerston, NT, 0831
PO BOX 1,
Palmerston, NT 0931

P 08 8935 9922 (24 hour service)
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E palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Library
Goyder Square, The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

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Opening Hours
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Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

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Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm