Devonport City Council’s 2019/2020 Community Financial Assistance Scheme now open

Applications are now open for the Devonport City Council’s 2019/20 Community Financial Assistance Scheme, with Council seeking to support the community through a wide range of activities, initiatives and programs.

Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff said the scheme provided valuable financial support to help local community groups, clubs and organisations deliver important projects and programs for the benefit of residents.

“Community groups, clubs and organisations play a vital role in helping create a healthier, stronger and more vibrant Devonport community,’’ Cr Rockliff said.

“And this is one way in which Council can assist them undertake their important work.”

“A range of grants are available for not-for-profit community organisations and groups to help them to deliver community projects, infrastructure projects, events, and purchase equipment, in addition to individual development grants and donations.”

Cr Rockliff said Council was particularly keen to support activities based around community development, culture and heritage, economic development, sport and recreation and healthy living and learning.

“Other financial assistance measures – including grants towards travel costs for residents competing, performing or presenting on a national or international level – are also available throughout the year”.

Applications for Round One Major grants, Minor grants and Rate Remissions are now open and close on Friday, 31 August 2019.

About $92,500 in community major and minor grants were provided through Devonport City Council’s Financial Assistance Scheme in 2018/2019.

Full information, including details of how to apply, is available at www.devonport.tas.gov.au/financial-assistance.

The 2019/2020 Devonport City Council Community Financial Assistance Scheme includes:

Category Maximum Value Applications Open
Major Grants Up to $25,000
(Co-funding requirement of 50% required for applications of $7,501-$15,000 to Council & 75% for applications of $15,001 to $25,000)
Twice yearly:

·         1 July – 31 August 2019

·         1 January – 28 February 2020

Minor Grants Up to $3,000 Twice yearly:

·         1 July – 31 August 2019

·         1 January – 28 February 2020

Community Rate Remissions Total Rates Value Annually:

·         1 July – 31 August 2019

 

Enquiries regarding Council’s Community Financial Assistance Scheme should be directed to Danielle O’Brien on 6424 0511 or email grants@devonport.tas.gov.au

ENDS

Media Contact

Nigel Tapp |Media & Communications Officer |Devonport City Council

03 6424 0562 | 0427 132 972 |ntapp@devonport.tas.gov.au 

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