Shire financial assistance

Icon event sponsorship

Each year Council contributes a percentage of ratepayer income towards the sponsorship of Icon Events.

Icon Events are larger scale events deemed to be of state, national and/or international calibre, which demonstrate potential to generate high level of economic activity or stimulate large scale community interest, involvement and/or development.

The first round funding cut off is the first Monday in May and applies to events occuring in the following financial year. Should any funding remain after the first round it will be allocated at adhoc intervals during the financial year until the funding pool is exhausted or the conclusion of the financial year.

To apply for funding, event organisers must complete and return the Icon Event Sponsorship Application Form to Shire's Marketing and Events Officer.

HEART Culture and Arts Grants program

This grant program is designed to assist in activation of the Shire’s new Hub of Entertainment, Arts and Regional Tourism (HEART) with two funding streams open under the categories of ‘Commercial Events’ and ‘Community Events’.

Examples of the types of activities and events that will be supported under the HEART Culture and Arts Grants program include:

•             Concerts

•             Digital media

•             Theatre productions

•             Dance productions

•             Seniors events

•             Youth performances

•             Visual art displays and exhibitions

•             Festivals and events

•             Indigenous, multicultural and historical events and exhibitions

•             Community gatherings, events and celebrations

In the 2019-20 Financial Year a total funding pool of $100,000 is available. 

For more information on the grants, contact grants@margaretriverheart.com.au or download the guidelines and application forms here.

A budget template example is also available for viewing to assist with your application process. 

Community event sponsorship

Community event sponsorship aims to assist with the funding of locally run events. 

The first round funding cut off is the first Monday in May and applies to events occuring in the following financial year. Should any funding remain after the first round it will be allocated at adhoc intervals during the financial year until the funding pool is exhausted or the conclusion of the financial year.

To apply for funding, event organisers must complete and return the Community Event Sponsorship Application Form to Shire's Marketing and Events Officer.

Community financial assistance

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River provides financial assistance to community organisations and individuals within our local community to enhance community values and aspirations.

The Financial Assistance Policy addresses the types of financial assistance, amount of assistance and the Shire Officer responsible for determination of requests.  Objectives of the policy are to provide an overarching framework for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to administer financial assistance and its implementation will ensure:

  • Transparency and accountability to the community;
  • Fairness and equity to all applicants;
  • Eligibility criteria is applied to each type of financial assistance;
  • The amount of financial assistance available;
  • Guidelines are in place to assist applicants in completion and lodgment of forms;
  • Applications are assessed by a delegated officer; and
  • Effective reporting mechanisms and administrative procedures advise Council of the type and total value of financial assistance provided for the financial year.

Financial Assistance Categories under the policy are sponsorship, donation, waiver of fees and charges, community grants, Council contribution and interest free loans. Under each of these categories applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria which are provided in the guidelines accompanying the application form and that only one request, for only one type of financial assistance per financial year (July to June), may be lodged.

A copy of the Financial Assistance policy is available for download under Publications.

 

Community Development Grants

Applications for the 2019-20 funding round are now open!

Local community groups, volunteer and service based organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $2,000 for the delivery of community events, activities and programs. This expanded grants program includes funding categories focused on community development, youth development and community inclusion. Funding will support groups and organisations in their community objectives and in alignment with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s Community Strategic Plan 2036 Key Result Area 2: Welcoming, Inclusive and Healthy Communities.

Grant information and application forms can be accessed by clicking on the following links:
•    Guidelines and Application Tips; and
•    Application Form.

Applications close 4pm Friday 30 August 2019.

For further information please contact Jessica Black, Community Development Officer on (08) 9780 5276 or jblack@amrshire.wa.gov.au.

Council Contribution

Preparations for the 2019-20 Budget have commenced.

Community organisations have an opportunity to apply for financial assistance from the Shire through Council Contributions to improve community wellbeing and the provision of services and maintenance of facilities within the Shire.

The Council Contribution Guidelines and Application Form can be accessed here.

For further information or assistance please contact Hannah Waters, Executive Assistant Corporate and Community Services on 9780 5638 or hwaters@amrshire.wa.gov.au

All applications must be submitted on the official application form and be received by 4pm, Friday 1 March 2019.

 

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