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Grants and Donations

Council actively supports initiatives which benefit the community, providing financial or in-kind support to a community organisation carrying out a project, event or activity. 

Council will also support environmental initiatives, where there is a demonstrated improvement that can be achieved in the environment as a result of the project/initiative. These grants are have slightly different conditions to the general grants, in that businesses may also apply if contributing 50% of the expected costs. 

The application form is the same and depends on the value of funding requested.

Requests for up to $500

All requests to Council for grants and donations of less than $500 must:

  • Be made in writing.
  • Include description of purpose.
  • Identify how the proposed activity/event/item relates to the goals and strategies in the Community Plan and how it benefits the Palmerston community.
  • Include details of need of financial or in-kind support.
  • Fulfill all eligibility criteria.
  • Include a completed Community Benefit Scheme application form of the appropriate category.
  • Include evidence of alternate sources of funding, to a minimum of 50% of the project costs if a business applying for environmental initiative funding.

All requests to Council for grants or donations of $500 or less are to be made at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. No acquittal is required.

All applicants must complete the Application Form - Grants and Donations up to $500 and attach it to the written application.

 

Requests for between $501 and $2,000 

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

  • Be made in writing.
  • The organisation must provide their details including proof of appropriate registration as a community or not-for-profit organisation, applicable insurance details and contact details of elected office holders.
  • Include details of the project, event, or materials needed.
  • Identify how the proposed activity/event/item relates to the goals and strategies in the Community Plan and how it benefits the Palmerston Community.
  • Be written by someone within the organisation holding an elected office.
  • Include minuted details of the organisation’s resolution to request funding.
  • Include a completed Community Benefit Scheme application form of the appropriate category.
  • Include evidence of alternate sources of funding, to a minimum of 50% of the project costs if a business applying for environmental initiative funding.

All requests to Council for grants or donations of between $501 and $5,000 are to be made at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. 

All applicants must complete the Application Form - Grants and Donation Requests $501 to $2000 and attach it to the written application.

 

Requests in excess of $2,000 

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

  • Be made in writing.
  • The organisation must provide their details including governance structure, proof of appropriate registration as a community or not-for-profit organisation, applicable insurance details, and contact details of elected office holders.
  • Identify how the proposed activity/event/item relates to the goals and strategies in the Community Plan and how it benefits the Palmerston Community.
  • Be written by someone within the organisation holding an elected office.
  • Include minuted details of the organisation’s resolution to request funding.
  • Include a project brief including details of the project, event, or materials needed, and the projected budget.
  • Include evidence of alternate sources of funding, to a minimum of 30% of the project costs (general applications) or 50% of the project costs if a business applying for environmental initiative funding.
  • If requesting funding greater than $10,000 the organisation must include the most recent audited financials.
  • Include a completed Community Benefit Scheme application form of the appropriate category.

A full acquittal of grant funding will be required. No acquittal of donation funding is required.

All funding requests up to $5,000 are currently assessed by the Chief Executive Officer, requests exceeding $5,000 are assessed by Council for final decision.

All applicants must complete the Application Form - Grant and Donation Requests in excess of $2000 and attach it to the written application.

 

Please be aware that the processing of applications may be restricted by particular time frames.

Please contact the Community Services on (08) 8935 9922 to discuss your application if it is time sensitive.