New Rules for Council’s Community Donations
Each quarter, Moree Plains Shire Council calls for applications from individuals and community, sporting and educational groups wishing to apply for financial assistance for local events, functions and sponsorship.
A new Public Donations Policy and associated form has been released and applies to the application period from July to September 2018. It includes some significant changes to ensure it is equitable, transparent, and promotes community collaboration.
General Manager Lester Rodgers explained the new application process has links to Council's Disability Inclusion Action Plan, acknowledges in-kind or financial support from the organisation, and provides strict guidelines on accurately reporting on the acquittal of funds.
“We want to build relationships between Council and the community, and increase the Shire’s liveability and accessibility, so the new application process reflects these considerations; promoting greater participation in local activities and collaboration between committees and organisations.”
“Applications will also be subject to better finalisation reporting and media promotion,” said Mr Rodgers.
Applications for the period from July – September are due by 5pm 15 June 2018 and will be presented to the Council at its meeting on 12 July 2018.