Increase the range of, and access to recreational, social, cultural and environmental activities, programs and services.
Support community development initiatives and socially responsible community activities.
Give consideration in particular to those community groups that can give the greatest benefit back to the community.
Encourage and support the principles of access and equity.
What could be funded
Council requires that you discuss your project with a Program Officer given the breadth of projects and initiatives that could be eligible for funding either through the Community Assistance Fund or other funding programs such as Sport and Recreation Victoria. The types of projects that could be funded include the following.
Acquisition of equipment:
- Used for facility maintenance such as mowers, trailers and maintenance tools
- Used for delivering activities such as electrical, sporting & IT equipment, appliances, furniture, BBQs.
- Safety and first aid such as goal post padding.
Protection and promotion of the natural environment such as tools and volunteer equipment.
Ongoing maintenance costs are not eligible for funding
Repair or renewal of existing facilities such as roofing, fencing, painting and other asset improvements.
Upgrade or development of new amenities or addition such as an accessible toilet, veranda, access ramps, storage and shedding
Development of concept plans, building plans, asbestos audits, quantity surveyor costings, architect fees, planning and building permit fees and similar as part of project planning or implementation
Other structures that would be regarded as permanent fixtures, or works / projects that require a planning, building or other statutory permit
Energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable initiatives such as solar power or installation of rainwater tanks, water saving devices and irrigation systems
Governance, strategic planning, professional development, conference registration fees or special activities / programs that support the sustainability and professionalism of community groups and associations
Leisure and wellbeing activities that promote fitness and physical activity through sport and recreation activities or which promote and support the health and wellbeing of residents and groups within the Shire.
Coaching clinics and education courses for Officials, Administrators or relevant community members that must be delivered by a recognised body or agency.
Projects that support the cultural and social diversity of the community or assist the integration of people who have limited opportunities to participate.
Programs that directly support the health, wellbeing and inclusion of young people (15-25 years) living in the Shire
Funded Organisations Program
All applicants who receive or have access to standard or regulatory-based funding must apply under this stream for projects or programs.
- Be based in Moyne and / or
- Run the program or activity in Moyne directly for the benefit of Moyne residents
- Organisations or agencies must be community-based, not-for-profit
These applicants can include:
- Cemetery Trusts
- Emergency services
- School Councils
- Health and wellbeing organisations
- Leadership, arts, cultural, sport, recreation or environmental programs and services
- Youth services
- Church groups
Activities that will not be funded include:
- Programs, assets, equipment or activities that receive or can receive funding by another level of government or agency
- Wages, salaries and other on costs associated with the delivery of core services or for any CAFs project or program
- Projects that promote, advocate or support religious, discriminatory or party political views or are for the purposes of advocacy or membership growth
- Recurrent or ongoing funding for the organisation, program or activity
- Activities or programs that would be better suited for funding under Council’s Festivals and Events Program or other Council funding programs.
*Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis and will be submitted to Council for final decision in the October and April Ordinary Council Meeting.