Community Sponsorship & Donations Community Sponsorship & Donations

Community Sponsorship and Donations 

Council receives a range of requests for financial support and assistance from community organisations and individuals to assist with the development of events, sports, arts, heritage, recreation or other community activities within the Shire.

The objectives of the Flinders Shire Council’s Community Donations and Sponsorship Program, is designed to build relationships with community organisations to provide benefits to the Flinders Shire residents and visitors by ensuring Flinders Shire is a vibrant active community.

This program aims to support community organisations in Flinders Shire by:

  • Providing mentoring opportunities to community organisations to strengthen their organisation;
  • Promoting community awareness and value of cultural and community events and festivals;
  • Enhancing the profile and appeal of the region and attracting new visitors to the region by a diverse events and festivals program;
  • Facilitating community interaction and stakeholder relationships with Flinders Shire Council;
  • Generating local economic activity and development

Community Sponsorship Program 

APPLICATIONS FOR ROUND 2 CURRENTLY BEING ASSESSED 

Round One (Events from January to June) will open in October 

Applications must demonstrate:

  • The funding request directly supports a demonstrated need within the community or the project provides a direct or indirect benefit for residents in the community.
  • The applicant organisation is making a contribution to the project 
  • Proposals should be consistent with Council’s Corporate Plan outcomes and strategies - 
    • An accessible community 
    • Aged facilities and service to meet the community needs 
    • Recreational services meet the needs of the community 
    • A vibrant and active community 
    • Visually appealing and well presented towns 
    • A safe and prepared community
    • Community facilities that meet the needs of the community 
    • A community that values art, history and culture
    • All eligibility criteria have been met.

Refers to amounts from $500 to $2000.  Applications will only be accepted within the set rounds.  No out of round applications will be accepted.  An extra round may be called if budgeted funds were not expended.  Only one application will be accepted from each organisation on their own behalf per funding round.  The level of assistance available is limited by Council’s budget decision and its priorities.  No applicant can be guaranteed sponsorship nor can any applicant be guaranteed to receive the full amount requested. 

Round 1 - will be called in October, with assessments and announcements in November for events run between January and June.

Round 2 - will be called in February, assessed in March and announced in April for events run between July and December.

For general club sponsorship applications maybe submitted in either round.

Community Sponsorship Guidelines

Community Sponsorship Application Form

Community Sponsorship Event Plan Template 

Community Sponsorship Budget Template

Community Sponsorship Acquital Form

Community Sponsorship Policy - $500 to $2000 (September 2016)

 

Community Donation Program 

Refers to amounts below $500.  Applications will be accepted throughout the year, however must be submitted 6 weeks prior to need.  Only one application per project / event in either the Sponsorship or Donation Programs will be accepted. The level of assistance available is limited by Council’s budget decision and its priorities.  No applicant can be guaranteed a donation nor can any applicant be guaranteed to receive the full amount requested.

Applications must demonstrate:

  • The application should address a community need and reflect a clear whole community benefit. 
  • The applicant organisation is making a contribution to the project 
  • All eligibility criteria have been met.

Community Donations Guidelines 

Community Donations Application Form 

Community Donations Policy – Under $500.00 (September 2016)

For further information on the Community Sponsorship and Donation Program and for assistance, including advice on eligibility and application forms, please contact the Community Development Officer, Flinders Shire Council via p: 4741 2900 or e: cdo@flinders.qld.gov.au.  

 

It is highly recommended that you arrange an appointment with the Community Development Officer prior to submission of your application in either program to ensure eligibility requirements are meet.