Donations Contributions & Grants

Wentworth Shire Council has opened the Funding round for the 2016/17 financial year for community groups and organisations within the Shire.

Council has allocated $150,000 in the 2016/17 budget, to be distributed to eligible community groups through donations, rate reductions and exemptions, fee waivers, cash sponsorships, in-kind support, Community Chest Funding and Heritage Small Grant Funding.

Community groups and organisations within our Shire should consider their funding requests for the forthcoming financial year and lodge their applications with Council. Timelines for lodgement and consideration by Council are in the guidelines which can be viewed on Council’s website or by contacting our customer service centre.

Community groups seek a wide range of assistance from Council by way of fee waivers, donations, cash sponsorships, rate reductions and exemptions and in-kind support for services, events, awards and projects which they deliver within the community. The Community Chest Funding is for donations to individuals with extenuating circumstances, and the Heritage Small Grants funding is Council's commitment to the conservation of the Wentworth Shire Region.

The Donations, Contributions and Grants application process was introduced in the 2011/12 financial year and has enabled fair and equitable decision making based on set eligibility criteria and contribution limits. All decisions about grant allocations rest with Council and cannot be delegated to Council staff.

Application forms are available below: