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Grants and Sponsorship

The Shire is committed to building a strong community and promoting and fostering a healthy and active community. The Midwest region is a beautiful place which provides many opportunities for local people and tourists to enhance their knowledge, appreciation and involvement in the many attractions that abound in the Shire of Irwin.

The Shire have adopted a Financial Assistance Funding Policy and this provides an overarching framework for the Shire of Irwin to provide financial assistance to not for profit community based organisations, event organisers and individuals to support the promotion and development of social, economic, recreational, art and cultural projects that make a positive contribution to the quality of life within the Shire of Irwin. To obtain a copy of this policy CLICK HERE

Sundry Donations

Small grants up to $500 can be applied for at any time through a written request on a Sundry Application Form addressed to the Manager Community Capacity outlining details of how the funds will be utilised. The request will be provided to the relevant Officer for comment and recommendation and a response will be forthcoming to the applicant within 14 days. To obtain a copy of the Sundry Donation Guidelines and Application CLICK HERE

Waiver of Fees and Charges

All eligible requests for a Waiver of a Fee and Charge will be assessed at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer (under delegated authority) as outlined within our Policy. In cases where the request for Fee Waivers exceeds $1,000 the applicant will be advised to apply through the Community Assistance Scheme. To obtain a copy of the Waiver of Fees and Charges Guidelines and Application CLICK HERE  

Travel Subsidy Assistance

To provide finanical assistance to Shire of Irwin residents selected to participate in a national sporting event or who receive a scholarship to the Mid West Academy of Sports.

Those receiving a scholarship to the Mid West Academy of Sports are eligible for membership and services worth up to $400 at the Irwin Recreation Centre. Council support to elite athletes through cash, memberships or services islimited to the value of $400 per athlete per year.

Applications are to be lodged on the Travel Subsidy Assistance Guidelines and Application form please CLICK HERE to obtain a copy.

Community Assistance Scheme

The Shire of Irwin Community Assistance Scheme is to provide assistance to not for profit community based organisations, event organisers and individuals to support the promotion and development of social, economic, recreational, art and cultural projects that make a positive contribution to the quality of life within the Shire of Irwin.

The Community Assistance Scheme provides a framework for the Shire of Irwin to administer community sponsorship. This framework will ensure a consistent approach to all applicants who apply for assistance. 

The Program is aimed at assisting community based organisations to undertake projects which can be shown to support the Shire of Irwin’s Vision Statement.

Funding Rounds - Community Assistance Scheme

Round Date Open Date Closed Funding Outcome Announced
Round 1 4 April 2016 16 May 2016 End June 2016
Round 2 3 October 2016 14 November 2016 End December 2016
Round 3 14 December 2016 01 February 2017 End February 2017

Round 3 of The Community Assistance Scheme is open from Wednesday 14 December 2016 and closes Wednesday 1 February 2017. To obtain a copy of the Community Assistance Scheme application  CLICK HERE

Grant Writing Guidelines have been created to assist you in completing your application CLICK HERE to obtain a copy.

In completing an application, you will need to consider the strategic implications of your project and will need to refer to the Shire's Strategic Community Plan - CLICK HERE to view.

If you would like any information regarding the Community Assistance Scheme please contact the Community Officer on 9927 0000 or email co@irwin.wa.gov.au to discuss any upcoming projects you may have.

Darren Simmons

Chief Executive Officer

Grants

There are many Grants available each year to Community Groups and Not-For-Profit organsiations to assist with a variety of Projects and Events. From time to time, when grants become available we will endeavour to provide links to different Grants and funding bodies to assist you in locating financial assistance. For further information please contact the Community Officer on 9927 0000 or co@irwin.wa.gov.au. This month's grants include the following:

Lotterywest Grants - There are hundreds of different grants available from Lotterywest and now have never been a better time to apply for funding. Visit the Lotterywest website www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants or ring them directly on 1800 655 270. It is important that you speak with Lotterywest before sending in an application, as they can direct you to the most appropriate grant, assist with your application and most importantly, tell you if you are eligible to apply for funding.

Public Grant Websites - Are you looking for a grant to meet your specific needs but cannot find it on this page? Here are some public websites that have an assortment of grants that may meet your needs.

  • Business related grants - www.business.gov.au
  • Dept of Local Government and Regional Development Grants Directory for communities and local government's grantsdirectory.dlg.wa.gov.au
  • Government Community Grants Website www.grantslink.gov.au/Info.aspx?NodeId=0
  • Our Community Grants and helpful grant information- this site requires an annual subscription by your community group but has an abundance of grants which are sent to you monthly. The site also contains useful information and hints on applying for grants and finding the right grant for you. Go to www.ourcommunity.com.au.

Department of Sport and Recreation Website - Follow this link to the Department of Sport and Recreation Website - Funding section for information on funding opportunities that may be available to you or your organisation. The link address is: www.dsr.wa.gov.au/index.php?id=88

Community Arts Network Website - Follow this link to the CANWA website - Funding section. The link address is: www.canwa.com.au/what-we-do/funding/

For more information contact:

Shannan Taylor Community Officer
Phone: (08) 9927 0000
Fax: (08) 9927 1453
Email: co@irwin.wa.gov.au

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