Financial Assistance Grants
Each year, the Council makes an allocation towards local community and sporting groups. These are then assessed during the Council's annual budget process. Please refer to the following Council policies which include the criteria for assessing applications.
Financial Assistance (Capital) to Organisations & Clubs
Financial Assistance (Operating) to Organisations, Clubs & Individuals
The Financial Assistance Grants Program for incorporated clubs and community organisations is now open. The closing Date for Applications for the 2019/2020 budget is Thursday 11 April 2019.
The method of submitting applications is a PDF application form, which can be downloaded here. Please right click and save the file to your PC if you intend to email it. Alternatively, print it out if you intend to hand write your application.
Please complete and submit this form to the Shire by the due date of 11 April 2019. All applications must be complete in order to be considered.
Late applications or applications which do not include a copy of recent financial statements, (preferably an audited financial report), will not be considered by the Council.
Financial assistance grants will not be provided for projects that are underway or completed.
Please attach the following to this application:
• Any additional information that you believe will assist this application;
• A copy of the audited financial statements for your organisation for the last financial year. If these are not available, the minimum requirement is the organisation’s most recent profit and loss statement;
• Quotes that support dollar amounts of the project; and
• Plans or diagrams that easily illustrate your request, if applicable.
Ways to submit your application (which must be received by Thursday 11 April 2019)
• By Email: To firstname.lastname@example.org
• By Post: To Shire of Plantagenet, P.O. Box 48, Mount Barker, WA, 6324.
• In Person: To Shire of Plantagenet, 22-24 Lowood Road, Mount Barker, WA, 6324.
Please contact Alison Kendrick on 9892 1132 or email email@example.com if you have any enquiries about making an application.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Council Policy on Financial Assistance to Incorporated Organisations and Clubs
Applications for financial assistance will be prioritised based on what the Council believes will provide the greatest overall benefit to the quality of life of the residents of the Shire of Plantagenet. Applicants will be categorised as follows in order to assist in determining priority of funding:
Category 1 - Groups which can show that they are expending resources in maintaining or overseeing Shire facilities or equipment. Grant amount will consider savings to the Council as a result of the Group’s activities;
Category 2 – Groups which undertake tourism and economic development activities which have a positive economic benefit to the Shire. Grant amounts will consider the scope of economic benefits provided; and
Category 3 - All other applications, which should focus on provision of equipment; not administration or general operational costs.