Council Financial Assistance
Council is permitted to contribute money or otherwise grant financial assistance to persons for the purpose of exercising its functions.
Due to limited funding available within Council’s budget, Council seeks to provide funding to only those individuals or organisations that provide the most benefit to the community and the funding is utilised for purposes which support, and are consistent with the Council’s Community Strategic Plan.
Council provides two opportunities for financial assistance under the Public Donations Fund and the Community Enhancement. Community, sporting and educational groups wishing to apply for financial assistance from Moree Plains Shire Council for events, functions and sponsorship are encouraged to apply.
Under the Public Donations fund, Council will consider eligible applications for financial assistance at its first meeting in each financial quarter except in the first quarter of each calendar year, when it may be considered at the first or second meeting of Council All applicants are required to complete and submit a Public Donations Application Form to enable the application to be considered. A maximum of $3,000 is available under this fund.
Community Enhancement Fund
Thanks to an annual financial contribution from the Moree Solar Farm Pty Ltd the Council is able to, in accordance with a resolution of the Council, contribute money or otherwise grant financial assistance to groups or organisations.
Under the Community Enhancement Fund, the Council will consider eligible applications for financial assistance at its first meeting in the April to May financial quarter per calendar year. All applicants are required to complete and submit a Community Enhancement Fund Application Form to enable the application to be considered. A minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $25,000 is available under this fund.
For further information see the Community Enhancement Fund Policy and Community Enhancement Fund Application Form.
Any queries in relation to applications for financial assistance should be directed to the Grants Officer (02) 6757 3222.
To be addressed
|July - September 2020**||8 October 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting||5pm, Friday, 11 September 2020|
|October - December 2020||8 October 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting||5pm, Friday, 11 September 2020|
|January 2021 - March 2021||28 January 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting||5pm, Friday, 18 December 2020|
|April 2021 - June 2021
Community Enhancement Fund as well
|8 April 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting||5pm, Friday 12 March 2021|
** In accordance with Council’s resolution at its meeting of 11 June 2020, applications for financial assistance for Quarters 1 and 2 of the 2020-2021 financial year will be considered at the same meeting.