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Annual Contribution Program

Annual funding is available for organisations to provide various cultural and/or community services and programs.

Purpose

Service Agreements have historically been in place and continue to be approved each year by Council for organisations to provide various cultural and or community services and programs as a result of the annual financial assistance provided by Council. These agreements provide a number of conditions which relate to how the funded organisation is to use the donated funds, as well as the reporting processes that must be met by the funded organisation and the outcomes which are achieved through the funding program.

Scope and Limit

There is no limit to the amount of an individual annual contribution. The Donations and Sponsorships budget Schedule forms part of the approved annual Operational Plan. Community Centres support is included in the Operational budgets for the Community Development function.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must consider the following for your program, initiatives, or project:

  • It is linked to the outcomes and goals in AlburyCity’s Community Strategic Plan Albury 2030, and Council’s adopted strategic plans.
  • It provides community benefits beyond a specific interest group.
  • Whether you have access to other funding sources or have received funding from other organisations.
  • Whether you have received funding support from Council in previous years.
  • That if you did receive funding support in previous years, that you have met your obligations.
  • Whether you can contribute cash and/or in-kind support and the quantum of this contribution.

Things to consider before applying

The applicant must be incorporated or a registered legal entity and is not acting for private gain. The project must meet a community need. The organisation must initiate discussions with the AlburyCity Community Development team prior to submitting a formal application.

The following details should accompany the application:

  • How the project links to the Community Strategic Plan, Albury 2030, and other Council Strategies.
  • The community need for this program or service.
  • The role and/or function of your organisation.
  • The overall budget of your organisation.
  • Other funding sources which your organisation relies upon.
  • Any shortfall in your budget and how Council funding will address this shortfall.
  • Details of your organisation’s financial contribution to the project (both financial and in-kind).
  • Details of the organisation’s ability to manage the project and a current copy of the organisation’s financial operating statement and future cash flow.
  • Information on how Council funding has been used in the past (if applicable).

COVID-19 funding and delivery issues

AlburyCity recognises that COVID-19 makes it extremely hard to plan and deliver programs / projects to the community. When Financial Assistance grants and Sponsorship is awarded to recipients it is with the intent that programs/projects will be delivered within an agreed time frame. If groups and individuals are having trouble to fulfil this requirement because of COVID-19, we will work with you to determine the best approach and outcome. Extensions may be granted, and other solutions developed.

Funding recommendations will be considered as part of the 2022/2023 Council budget process. It is anticipated that recipients will be advised of the funding decision in June 2022 when the budget is formally adopted.

If you have any questions please contact our Community Development team on 02 6023 8111 or email communitydevelopment@alburycity.nsw.gov.au.

How to apply

Applicants will be required to apply through the SmartyGrants Portal.

Review the eligibility criteria above and read the AlburyCity Financial Assistance Policy.

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