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
Great Lakes Council’s Community Grants Program provides funding to non-profit community organisations, toward projects that provide services to the Great Lakes community.
Organisations can apply for up to $2000 per project. Projects which build the capacity of the community (rather than meeting ongoing operational costs) are encouraged, though groups and organisations are invited to apply for a grant to best meet their needs.
Councils' Grants Committee consists of three Councillors who assess the applications and make recommendations to the full Council for adoption.
Decisions for the 2012 round successful recipients were made and recommended for adoption at the Council Meeting of December 2012. Successful applicants were notified in early 2013 and a presentation ceremony was held for successful applicants in April 2013.
For more information on the Council Communty Grants please contact Council on 6591 7222. The next funding round will open in late 2013.
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 will be notified by mid 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;