Community Grants

This month’s grants include the following;

Sporting and non-Sporting Achievement Scholarship Program

The Shire of Northampton also runs a Scholarship Program for Sporting and Non-Sporting Achievements. The program is to support selected persons, who are aged 13 to 17, who have shown potential to reach State or National Selection, to excel and achieve their potential in their chosen sporting or non-sporting endeavours.

Scholarships are awarded to assist with travel and accommodation expenses whilst representing the state or nation. Scholarships will only be awarded once to each successful applicant. The maximum level of a scholarship is $1,000.

Download an information and application form.

Geraldton Universities Scholarship

The Shire of Northampton, together with Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC), is pleased to invite applications for the Shire of Northampton Scholarship. The scholarship aims to encourage and support the involvement of local people in the courses offered through GUC. Click here for more information.

Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme

This is an ongoing grant, no closing date and its purpose is to help people living or working in the most remote parts of Australia purchase satellite mobile phones. The Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) is an Australian Government Initiative to make mobile communications more accessible and affordable for people living or working in areas beyond 3G or GSM terrestrial mobile coverage - including aviation and maritime users.

If you are approved for a subsidy, you will be able to buy a satellite mobile phone from a registered dealer for the retail price less the amount of the subsidy. Approved applicants can receive up to 85 percent of the retail price of a satellite phone, to a maximum of $1000.

You must be one of the following:

a private individual, a community group (non government funded), a not-for-profit organisation with less than 20 full-time equivalent employees-including casual and part-time (non government funded), an Indigenous Corporation, a small business, an emergency service organisation, a health organisation, an educational institution and you must either: live (have your principal place of residence) or run a business (have your principal operating address) or spend a substantial amount of time (no less than 180 calendar days in the two years following the date the phone was purchased) in an area of Australia where terrestrial mobile phone coverage is not available.

Freecall 1800 674 058 or click here for more information.

Share The Risk

Share The Risk aims to reduce the risk to community presenters by underwriting some of the costs involved in presenting a performance. If the presentation of the event results in a financial loss, Share the Risk provides the security for a community presenter to guarantee the payment of performance fees and touring costs. For more information phone 1800 811 883 or click here for more information.

Sport Incentive Program

Through the Australian Sports Foundation this grant is ongoing ie no closing date and its purpose is to assist the development of sport in Australia. Specifically, the program aims to increase opportunities for Australians to participate in sport and/or excel in sports performance.

To receive consideration for a discretionary grant from the ASF, projects must be sport related, aim to increase opportunities for Australians to participate in sport and/or to excel in sports performance, be one of the following types: facility development, facility feasibility study, equipment, team travel, hosting a major sporting event, sport development, or be financially viable. Contact the Australian Sports Foundation by phoning (02) 6214 7868 or go to www.asf.org.au for more information.

Community Aids and Equipment Program

The Disability Services Commission (WA) offers an ongoing grants program to provide a statewide scheme for the provision of equipment and home modifications for the benefit of people with a long-term disability. All equipment and home modifications funded are provided not only to enhance the function, independence and safety of the equipment user, but also to assist carers in their caring role. If you receive equipment from CAEP you may use it for as long as you need. All equipment belongs to CAEP and must be returned when no longer needed, so that it may be given to others.

The types of equipment and home modifications funded by CAEP include: bed equipment, communication devices, daily living items, home modifications, orthoses, personal care items, positioning and seating, respiratory appliances, transfer aids, walking aids and wheeled mobility devices. To be CAEP eligible you must have a permanent disability, live at home in the community most of the time and hold either an Australian Pensioner Concession card, or Health Care Card, or Commonwealth (not State) Seniors Health Care Card, or be eligible for a Carer Payment, or demonstrate financial hardship. For more information freecall 1800 998 214 or go to www.disability.wa.gov.au for more information.

Lotterywest Grants

There are hundreds of different grants available from Lotterywest and now has never been a better time to apply for funding. Visit the Lotterywest website 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.

Grants for Recreation Facilities

Council has adopted a policy that Clubs requesting for a contribution towards recreation facilities will not be considered until the Club has investigated all other sources of funding. The Lotteries Commission and the Department of Sport and Recreation both offer funding for recreation facilities.

The Department of Sport and Recreation offer Community Sport and Recreation Facility Funding (CSRFF). Applications usually open in about September of each year and are submitted to Council for their support and approval. The Department of Sport and Recreation Facility Funding then considers all applications and the outcome is usually known in March of the following year with the funding being provided at the commencement of the next financial year.

The grants are funded one third by Department of Sport and Recreation, one-third by the Local Government and one-third by the Club. Further information and applications can be found on the Department of Sport and Recreation web site.

Business Related Grants

View the www.business.gov.au website for more information relating to Business Related Grants.

Government Community Grants Website

For more information relating to grants for communities and local governments, click here.

Our Community Grants and Helpful Grant Information

This site requires an annual subscription by your community group but has an abundace 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.

More information can be found on www.ourcommunity.com.au.

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