Flinders Shire Council

Community Drug & Alcohol Education Program

 
The objectives of the Flinders Shire Council’s Community Drug & Alcohol Education Program, is to create conversations and educational opportunities for Flinders Shire residents relating to drug and alcohol issues.
This program aims to support community organisations to provide awareness and education regarding drugs and alcohol.
Applicants can apply for amounts of $500 to $2000.
 
 Information about financial support through the Community Drug & Alcohol Education Program
  • 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 funding nor can any applicant be guaranteed to receive the full amount requested.
  • The decision of Council on funding applications is final.
  • Financial Support may require compliance with specific conditions before payment. Should these conditions not be met by the specified date, Council reserves the right to revoke the offer of support.
  • All funds must be expended in the financial year they are granted or up to three months after event. No further funds will be considered until previous outstanding funds are acquitted.
  • Flinders Shire Council requires relevant acknowledgement of financial support for this funding.
  • All successful recipients will be recorded in a grant register which Council will have the right to publish as they see fit.
  • Council will not approve in-kind support or the waiver of hiring of Council facilities and associated plant/equipment. 
  • Community Organisations will receive a purchase order from Council to the value of sponsorship approved. Community Organisations are to then invoice Council for the approved amount.
 
Groups Organisations must:
  • Be a Community Organisation – An incorporated non-profit organisation / club or charity consisting of people having common interests. Includes sport and recreation clubs, social clubs, schools, school P&F / P&C associations, arts and cultural groups, hospital foundations, health organisations, religious orders and service organisations.
  • Provide a copy of recent Audited Financial Statements and Annual General Meeting (AGM) Minutes. (if applicable).
  • Have a valid public liability certificate of currency with $20 million coverage.
  • Be based in the Flinders Shire or, if based outside the Flinders Shire, provide a particular activity, service or event which will have significant positive impact on Shire residents.
  • Ineligible Applicants
  • Organisations are ineligible if previous Council allocated funds are not satisfactorily acquitted.
  • Organisations / Clubs that have an outstanding payment owed to Council.
  • Individuals, unincorporated groups, political, businesses and for-profit groups.
  • If the event is not based within the Flinders Shire
 
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 -
OUR COMMUNITY
  • Creative Life
  • Community Spirit
  • Valued History and Heritage
  • Promote Health and Wellbeing
  • All eligibility criteria have been met.
 
Ineligible Items
Applications for grant funding that include any of the following will not be considered:
  • Projects / events which are undertaken with the sole purpose of making a profit or raising funds for third party charities will not be funded.
  • General operating costs (eg electricity, rates, phone, rent, and maintenance)
  • Private/commercial ventures.
  • Support for an individual pursuit.
  • Commercial activities.
  • Ongoing salaries/wages for staff (a position created for the length of a project is considered eligible).
  • Recurring maintenance or operational costs of existing programs or facilities
  • Interstate or overseas travel
  • Projects requiring or likely to require recurrent funding.
  • Activities to collect funds for redistribution.
  • Projects that duplicate an existing or similar project or service within the community 
  • Retrospective projects
 
Notifications
In determining the level of assistance required, Council shall:
  • Assess application against the Selection Criteria
  • Establish the level of funding available in terms of its coming budget requirements;
  • Apportion such funding across each application eligible for funding.
 
Successful applicants:
You will receive an Approval Letter and a purchase order for the sponsorship amount within 4 weeks of approval. 
All funds must be expended and acquittal reports completed as per your agreement .  Further funds will not be given until acquittal reports are received and approved.
 
Unsuccessful applicants:
Failure to receive funding is not necessarily due to a poor application but may be the result of the demand for funds.  Council reserves the right to offer a smaller amount if total budget is over subscribed.
For feedback on your application, please refer to the contact phone number given in your notification letter. You may wish to consider submitting your application to another round of sponsorship.
 
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR CLARIFICATION 
Please contact
Sherilee Honnery
Community Services Manager
074741 2900 or csm@flinders.qld.gov.au