Great Lakes Council administers a range of funding programs designed to build the capacity of not-for-profit community groups to address the needs of the Great Lakes community.
Council’s Community Grants Program 2013/14 - NOW OPEN!
Great Lakes Council’s Community Grants Program provides funding to non-profit community organisations located within the Great Lakes region, for projects that provide services to the Great Lakes community.
Organisations can apply for grants up to $2000 per project. Projects which build the capacity of the community (rather than just meeting ongoing operational costs) are encouraged, though groups and organisations are invited to apply for a grant to best meet their needs. Individual applications, applications for sporting activities or organisations operating outside of the Great Lakes Council region will not be considered.
Council's Grants Committee consists of three Councillors who assess the applications and make recommendations to the full Council for adoption.
This year's funding round opened on 11 November 2013 and will close on 31 January 2014. Recommendations for funding will be considered at Council's March Ordinary Meeting and results of applications announced at the end of March 2014. The application form can be downloaded here.
For more information on the Council Community Grants please contact Council on 6591 7222.
This is a community strengthening and capacity building program which has funds available on an annual basis for time-limited projects. Funding for this program is provided by the NSW Department of Community Services.
The ClubGRANTS funding program sees NSW clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue, provide funding for community projects and services, and in turn receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions.
The ClubGRANTS process for Category 1 funding is administered by local councils each year. The 2012 process in the Great Lakes Local Government Area resulted in 54 applications for Category 1 funding and over $90,000 in grants being handed out via the ClubGRANTS funding program across the community. In 2013 the eligible Clubs participating were Club Forster, Forster Bowling Club, Tuncurry Bowling Club and Tea Gardens Country Club.
Those organisations which were unsuccessful in receiving funding this year are urged not to be discouraged and to apply for ClubGRANTS funding again next year. Applications for the 2013 funding round in the Great Lakes area have now closed. All applicants were notified by late July 2013 of the outcomes.
2013 ClubGRANTS Guidelines
2013 ClubGRANTS Category 1 Application form - Funding under $1,000
2013 ClubGRANTS Category 1 Application form - Funding over $1,000
For more information, please contact:
Community Services Coordinator
Great Lakes Council
Ph: 6591 7222
Detailed information on the ClubGRANTS scheme is also available from the Clubs NSW website - www.clubsnsw.com.au.
Council also has available up-to-date information on other currently available sources of funding and grants and provides this information to community groups upon request.
Advice and assistance in the preparation of individual submissions and funding applications by community groups is also available.
Other useful grant funding websites include: