Every year the Shire of Manjimup reserves 2% of the prior year's rates revenue and gives it back to the community in the form of grants. There are three different types of community grants; general, event and youth. Council assesses each application during budget deliberations and grants funds to projects and events that they deem to have merit. For conditions and further information on the community grants program, please see Council's policy 3.1.3 Community Funds Allocation. *Please note this policy has been amended in February 2018*
Main points to remember when applying for a community grant:
- Groups need to be incorporated associations to receive funds. Groups which are not incorporated are still able to apply however, must nominate the name and ABN details of an auspicing organisation to receive funds on their behalf if successful.
- Only one application per group, per category will be funded each financial year, unless approved by Council.
- Applicants must illustrate that effort has been made to secure funding from alternative sources including other funding bodies, sponsorships, memberships and fundraising activities etc.
The 2018/2019 Community Grants round is now open. The application form can be downloaded here. Please contact Michelle McGinty on 9771 7777 for any new applications or for an editable version of the grant application form.
Upcoming Dates for the 2018/19 Community Grant Round:
|Applications Open||Monday 12 February 2018|
|Applications Close||Friday 6 April 2018|
|Applicants Notified||August 2018|
Previous Grant Recipients:
Acquittal of Community Grants
Successful grant applicants must acquit their grant by the following August. Future funding will not be considered if previous applications have not been acquitted.
2016/17 Grant Acquittal Form
2017/18 Grant Acquittal Form
Community groups and not-for-profit organisations may apply for funding for projects or activities that have a focus on benefiting communities within the Shire of Manjimup.
Individuals or community groups may apply for up to $5,000 to assist with the hosting of an event. Funding requests need to be directly tied to marketing and promotional costs.
The Shire of Manjimup seeks to support events which target a broad audience, such as state, interstate and international visitors. If satisfactory funding applications exceed grant money available, Council will prioritise supporting events that will market and promote the Shire to a target population residing beyond the South West or Great Southern boundaries.
|Manjimup Lions Club received $3,500 from the 2016/17 Community Grants round to put towards their annual event Jazz in the Jarrah.|
"The Lions Club of Manjimup has been privileged to receive a community event grant from the Shire of Manjimup each year since 2014. The money received is spent on publicity and promotion and it is largely due to this that the 2017 was the best and most attended event ever. Thank you Manjimup Shire."
Manjimup Lions Club Secretary - Dot Jacobs
An incorporated body or an incorporated body may submit an application for funds to support a youth group. The Shire also aims to support a chaplaincy program within the Shire of Manjimup.