Our current and forthcoming grants programs are now on hold while we assess the best way to provide value to the whole community which is also adjusting to the effects of COVID-19. The community will be invited to provide input and feedback into our new Community Grants programs soon. The new programs will look at how we can best support our local community through these challenging times. Please follow Council on Facebook and watch this space for updates on the launch of the new grants programs.
To discuss our Arts, Cultural and Sporting Grants for Young People Program call 9217 2037.
Applications for the grants for young people are now open.
Applications close 31 May 2020, or when all funding for the financial year has been expended, whichever happens first.
We understand that arts/cultural and sporting pursuits are different, so we have two application categories:
These grants aim to help local young people pursue excellence in arts and/or cultural pursuits by:
These grants aim to help local young people to pursue excellence in sports by:
Before applying, please read our Arts, Cultural and Sporting Grants for Young People Guidelinesbelow.
Eligible applicants may be granted between $200 and $1200 depending on whether you are travelling locally, interstate or overseas and the duration of the event.
You do not have to pay tax on your grant. However, successful applicants will need to complete an Australian Taxation Office's Statement by a Supplier form. The grant will be paid via electronic transfer to the person nominated on the Statement of Supplier form.
Note: Funding is directly linked to either a dependent applicant's family's eligibility for the Australian Government’s Family Assistance Office Family Tax Benefit A or the applicant's eligibility for Youth Allowance. If your income or your parent’s/guardian’s income is above the amount that Youth Allowance or Family Tax Benefit Part A is no longer paid, you are not eligible for a Grant from Council.
You can only apply for either the Arts and Cultural Grant, or the Sporting Grant. Please note that grants are subject to a means test.
To apply for either grant:
Online applications will are preferred. However, if you require assistance to access the application form, please contact the Community Development Grants Officer on 9217 2397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must also include the following with your application form:
You will receive an acknowledgement letter confirming your application has been received.
Grants applications are generally considered by the advisory committee within 2 weeks of being received.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 days of the delegate's decision and the value of the grant approved.
The grant will be paid via electronic transfer to the person nominated in the Statement by Supplier Form that successful applicants will receive.
We aim to have grant payment to you within two weeks after you have been notified of the successful outcome of your application.
No, as long as you complete the Statement by Supplier Form and return it to us you will not have to pay tax on the grant.
If the activity is cancelled or you are unable to participate for any reason, we need to know as soon as possible. The whole grant amount will need to be returned to Council.
We will consider your request for extra financial assistance upon application.
Preference will be given if you have a Companion Card. Please attach a copy of your card with your application.