Applications Open for Australia Day Community Event Funding

Tweed Shire Council

Relevent Country: Australia

The Australia Day community event funding is now open for applications to support small community events across the Tweed Shire.

Categories

  • Citizen of the Year – this is an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Tweed Shire community
  • Arts and Culture Award – this is an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to cultural development within the Tweed Shire Community Volunteer of the Year (Individual) – this is an individual who has made a significant contribution to volunteer works within the community
  • Volunteer of the Year (Group) – this is a group who has made a significant contribution to volunteer works within the community
  • Sporting Achievement (Individual) – this award is for an outstanding playing sportsperson, or an ancillary volunteer who has dedicated a lot of time and effort into sports
  • Sporting Achievement (Group) – this award is for an outstanding playing sports team, or an ancillary volunteer group who has dedicated a lot of time and effort into sports
  • Community Event of the Year – an event that promotes and increases the profile of its local area and/or delivers wider benefits across the Tweed Shire community
  • Young Achiever in Community Service – a young person 25 years of age and under, who has made a significant contribution to the community.

Funding Information

  • The 3 categories of funding support on offer are:
  • Category 1: $300 for events up to 149 attendees
  • Category 2: $400 for events with 150 – 249 attendees
  • Category 3: $500 for events with more than 250 attendees.

Criteria

  • The event must take place on Australia Day (26 January), subject to the COVID-19 restrictions and the NSW Public Orders at the time.
  • The event must be a public event accessible to everyone.
  • No financial assistance will be given to privately owned businesses/companies.
  • No financial assistance will be given to Government Departments or agencies or for support of Government owned facilities.
  • Organisations must be Tweed based.
  • The funds are not to be used for a social activity for members of the organisation exclusively.
  • That the organisation be incorporated.
  • That the organisation holds Public Liability Insurance.
  • The event organiser is to provide Council with a COVID-19 Safe Plan.
  • Full or partial or no funding may result following assessment by the Tweed Shire Australia Day Awards Selection Panel.
  • The event organisers must recognise Council’s support for the event on the day and in all promotional material (including posters, flyers and social media).
  • An event acquittal be submitted after the event and additional information may be requested.
  • All relevant approvals are to be in place if the event is planned to be held on Council managed land such as a park or beach.

Source: https://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/council/news-updates/latest-news/media-releases/1362974-applications-open-for-australia-day-community-event-funding