The Mayor of Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC), Councillor Andrew Hope, has announced that applications are now open to eligible community organisations to seek grants through the Council’s Community Funding Program.
“Applications for the program close on Friday December 1,” Councillor Hope said.
Council’s Community Funding Program recognises the vital contributon that community groups and organisations play in the development of our social capital and quality of life,” he said.
“Seed funding aims to encourage the development of new events across the Liverpool Plains Shire by providing not-for-profit organisations with some inital funding, up to $5,000, to help support and launch new, or one-off event activites.
“Growth funding, up to $5,000, is offered to assist event organisers to improve their existing event and to build strategic capacity within their event.
“Local sporting and recreational clubs can apply for assistance for infrastructure improvements, up to $10,000, that will have a lasting impact on the success of an event, or organisation, and provides value for the broader Liverpool Plains Shire community,” he continued.
An organisation applying for community funding from Council must conduct the event within the Shire, be a not-for-profit entity, or have the project auspiced by a not-for-profit entity, hold current and relevant public liability insurance to the value of $20 million, commence the activity or project in the financial year in which the funding is being sought demonstrate environmental, social and economic benefits to the Shire and be financially viable,” he said.
Application forms can be obtained by phoning 6746 1755, downloaded from Council’s website via http://www.lpsc.nsw.gov.au then click on My Community and then Community Funding, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed application forms should be emailed to email@example.com or posted to PO Box 152 QUIRINDI NSW 2343,” he continued.
If you require further information or explanation please contact Angus or Emily on 6746 1755 during business hours,” Councillor Hope concluded.