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Community Funding Program – Opens in October

Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 11:29:26 AM

Applications open 1 October for the Shire’s Community Funding Program, providing financial support for projects, initiatives and infrastructure upgrades that can be delivered by 30 June, 2023.

The October 2022 round of the Community Funding Program is offering two (2) funding streams with a focus on community supported and facilitated programs, services and projects that contribute to the social, environmental and cultural development of the Shire of York. The funding streams include:

  1. Minor Grant – assistance to incorporated groups and organisations that provide programs, services or activities to the following sectors of the community; Aged, Youth, Disadvantaged, Early Childhood & Families, Volunteers, Sport, Recreation and Environment. 100% of the total project costs can be considered with applications up to $2,000 available.
  2. Major Grant – assistance to incorporated groups and organisations within the Shire of York for infrastructure development, upgrades, and open space revitalization. A maximum allocation of 60% of total project cost with a maximum application amount up to $10,000 available.

Up to $250 for individuals attending an event/ activity, representing at a state level and $500 for individuals attending an event/ activity, representing at a National level. Applicants applying for funding to attend a sporting or cultural event must provide proof of their selection through a formal qualifying process. 100% of the total project costs can be considered up to a maximum of $500.

Incorporated community groups and not-for-profit organisations based in the Shire of York are encouraged to apply. Individuals or groups representing the municipality at a state, national or international sporting or cultural event who may require assistance with accommodation, travel and other incidental costs are also eligible to apply.
Applicants need to demonstrate how the program/service/activity meets an identified community need, how the impact on the community will be measured, how it’s proposed to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the program, capacity to fund ongoing maintenance and if assistance has been sought from other avenues/partnerships.

Applications close at 2.00pm Monday 31 October. All eligible applications will be assessed and presented to Council for consideration at the next available Ordinary Council Meeting.

Drop-in appointments to discuss potential applications are offered on the following dates:

13 October: 10am – 12pm
17 October: 10am – 12pm
27 October: 10am – 12pm

No appointments are required, however if you would like to reserve a specific time on one of these dates, please email your preference to
More information on the Shire’s Community Funding program can be found on the Shire’s website at the link below

Please contact Esmeralda Harmer, Events and Economic Development Officer at the Shire by email for application related enquiries.

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