Assessment will be based on the following:
1. Merits of proposal and how it aligns with the category(ies).
- attach your business plan if available
2. Budget and Quotes
- is the applicant contributing funds?
- is there flow on economic impacts in terms of procurement?
- quotes attached for proposal
- Does the proposal have the potential to generate employment?
Applications should be completed and submitted in accordance with the guidelines set out on this web page.
Applications must be submitted by the closing date.
Applications will be assessed against the criteria outlined in each category.
All applications will be subjected to an initial acceptance check for compliance before being considered further. Applicants will be advised if their application cannot be accepted and why. Provided the application is subsequently amended as required and resubmitted in time, it will be reassessed. Applicants are wholly responsible in this regard.
All applications will be assessed by staff (individuals or groups), appointed by the Chief Executive Officer for each specific program.
Applications that meet the relevant criteria will be presented to Council together with recommendations from the administration about approvals/refusals; amounts; and conditions.
If a group indicates that Council's grant will go towards money from other sources, the group will need to provide evidence that they have this money. If the group cannot provide this evidence, the grant will only be provided on a pro rata basis.
Any unspent part of the financial assistance grant must be returned to Council by the end of the financial year in which it was given, unless prior written approval to carry it forward is obtained from the Chief Executive Officer.