Community Chest Fund

The Community Chest Fund replaces the Les McMullen Memorial Recreation Grants Fund and increases the opportunity for all Not for Profit community groups based in the Shire of Brookton to apply for funding.

There are several new categories of funding available for Community groups. These are:

  • Annual Grants - up to a maximum of $10,000 in one year.
  • Matched Funding Grants including:
    • Community Support Grants – up to a maximum of $3000 cash support per financial year.
    • Equipment Purchase grants – Up to $500 cash support per financial year.
  • Community Donations including:
    • Individuals – up to $500 cash per year per financial year.
    • Not for Profit Community groups donation – up to $500 cash per group per financial year &
    • Community NFP Utilities Financial Assistance donations – for utility costs up to $750 PA.

There is also a new form (see below) that is required to be completed for all funding, and a new set of conditions that all potential funding/grant applicants are required to read before making any application. The pool of funding across all the funding types is set at $20,000 per annum.

Once the funds have been expended in a financial year, no further funding or donations will be made in that financial year. 

Community Chest Fund Application Form - Download here, or fill out the online form below.

Policy 2.34 - Community Funding and Donations - can be viewed here (Policy 2.34, page 141 of the document). 

Community Chest Fund - Online Application Form

= Required Fields
Is Your Organisation Incorporated? *

5. Acknowledgement Of Shire Of Brookton Sponsorship

It is a requirement of funding that the words “Sponsored by the Shire of Brookton” and the Shire’s logo be displayed at your project/event.

Please advise the ways you will be able to acknowledge the Shire of Brookton’s sponsorship: *

6. Budget Estimates

Please click here to download and fill out Income/Expenditure Table.

Once completed and filled out, re-upload it below.

7. Did Your Organisation Receive The Community Chest Funding In 2017/2018?

9. Funding Conditions:

  1. The grant funds will be expended on the agreed project only.
  2. The Shire of Brookton’s support of the project will be acknowledged in any advertising or promotional activities related to the project.
  3. Two invitations will be sent to the Shire of Brookton for your event or project.
  4. The project will conform to all relevant Bylaws and Acts in force at the time.
  5. Any unexpended grant funds will be returned to the Shire of Brookton.
  6. The funds must be expended and acquitted by 30th June of the financial year in which they are received.
  7. Invoices and receipts for the expenditure of the Community Chest funds must be provided to Council within three months of the completion of your project/event along with a brief report on your event or project which includes copies of any advertisements, posters, programmes or newspaper coverage.

Please Ensure You Have Read The Above Grant Conditions Before Signing Below:

Registered for GST? *

Our organisation agrees to comply with the funding conditions set out above. I declare that I have been authorised to prepare and submit this application, and that the information presented is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if Council approves the application, we will abide by the funding conditions set out above.

Click here to view the Shire of Brookton Community Funding and Donations Policy.

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