SHIRE OF IRWIN - A BRILLIANT BLEND

Sponsorship and Grants

Sponsorship and Grants
Grants & Sponsorship

Grants and Sponsorship

The Shire is committed to building a strong community and promoting and fostering a healthy and active community.

The Shire have adopted a Financial Assistance Funding Policy which 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.

Council Policies

Sundry Donations

Small grants up to $500 can be applied for at any time through a written request on a Sundry Application Form outlining details of how the funds will be utilised. The request will be processed within 14 days.

Sundry Donation Guidelines and Application 

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.

Waiver of Fees and Charges Guidelines and Application

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.

Travel Subsidy Assistance Guidelines and Application

Community Assistance Scheme

The Shire of Irwin Community Assistance Scheme (CAS) 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. 

Funding Rounds - Community Assistance Scheme (CAS)

There are two rounds for the CAS every year, which will be advertised as they become available.

Community Assistance Scheme application

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.

Strategic Community Plan 

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.

This month's grants include the following:

Lotterywest Grants - There are hundreds of different grants available from Lotterywest www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants or ring them directly on 1800 655 270. Please 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 -  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.grants.gov.au
  • Our Community Grants - 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 - Go to the funding section for information on funding opportunities that may be available to you or your organisation www.dsr.wa.gov.au/index.php?id=88

Community Arts Network Website - Go to the funding section for information www.canwa.com.au/what-we-do/funding/

Contact Information

Contact Info

For sponsorship and grant enquiries, please contact the Community Officer on  9927 0000   staylor@irwin.wa.gov.au