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Call for Expressions of Interest Events/activities - Australia Day grant 2024

Published on Friday, 27 October 2023 at 2:34:47 PM

The Australia Day 2024 Community Grants Program is being made available by the National Australia Day Council, with the assistance of the Australian Government.

The Shire of York has applied for a grant of $5,000 (GST exclusive) for an event/s that includes strong recognition of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Shire of York residents are invited to put forward Expressions of Interest to create Australia Day event/s with this funding.

Ideas for single events or activities, or for events/activities on more than one day can be put forward as long as the total does not exceed the budget. An allowance for organising/co-ordinating the event/activity can be included but should not exceed 10% of the total. The Shire will be holding $500 of the grant budget to cover Shire costs, such as hire of equipment or venues and staff time, leaving an available balance of $4,500 for the event/activity.

Events/activities must take place ON Australia Day Friday 26 January 2024.

The Shire’s Procurement Policy for buying goods and services will be strictly applied. Quotes must be obtained, and Shire Purchase Orders generated before goods/services are delivered. Where no purchase order exists, no payment can be made. See Procurement Policy below. Payment of invoices will be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on standard Shire payment processing dates (i.e. fortnightly). Payments cannot be made by cash.

Applicants are encouraged to ensure their event is inclusive of all Australians, including people with a disability.

Full details of the grant including what is and isn’t eligible and how the grant is to be acquitted can be seen here:

If you have any queries in relation to the grant or event/activity requirements, please contact Marcus Whelan or Carol Littlefair at the Shire Office or call 9641 0500.

Please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form  and return to:

Marcus Whelan via email to  or by hand deliver to the Shire Offices, marked attn. Marcus Whelan

by 4.00pm (WST) Monday 13 November 2023

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