Community Donations 2014/15
Council is again inviting applications from non-profit groups and organisations to apply for "Community Donations" to assist those groups or organisations in their operations or for specific projects.
All applications MUST be submitted on the "Application for Community Donation Form" available from the Council Administration centre or from the link below. Applicants must be aware that these grants are subject to GST and therefore either a tax invoice must be submitted by any successful organisation or group that has an ABN number and is registered for GST. Organisations that are not registered for GST must submit a "Statement by a Supplier" form, which will be attached to the application form, with their application for a donation.
Any organisation or group requesting a donation or in kind contribution in excess of $1,000.00 must provide a copy of their audited financial statements for the previous 12 months.
Applicants must also be aware that, contrary to community beliefs, Council does not have unlimited funds and therefore organisations or groups cannot be guaranteed any or part donation. "In kind" contributions, although free to a group or organisation, do have a cost to council. Council has to pay wages to employees providing the contribution plus there are also plant operation costs that have to be charged to that service.
Completed applications for donations MUST be received at the Council Administration Centre by close of business on Friday 5th December 2014 to be considered.
If any group or organisation requires any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Finance & Administration Manager, Mr Damien Clark at the Council Administration Office during business hours.
Phil Cameron, Chief Executive Officer