Kingston District Council is committed to supporting its community clubs, groups, organisations and individuals through a range of financial support programs. These programs help to further encourage groups in the council area to deliver projects that are of benefit to the community.
Council invites the community to provide feedback on the draft documents via the following channels: -
Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 15 June 2020.
Community Assistance Program
The Community Assistance Program (CAP) aims to provide financial support to individuals and groups to help with the deliver of community initiatives, projects and events that directly benefit the community. Council sets aside an annual budget allocation for this program with applications opening on 1 July each year. CAP is split into four funding categories to respond to different needs in our community:
- Event Sponsorship;
- Equipment & Facilities;
- Community Club Development; and
- Community Health & Wellbeing
Applicants are advised that there is one round of funding which opens on 1 July 2020 and closes on 31 August 2020.
Community Group Loan Policy
The Community Group Loan Policy aims to provide direction for the issuing of loans to not for profit community and sporting groups. This applies to all requests received from community and sporting groups for financial support by way of self-supporting loans.
Community loans will only be considered for capital renewal, replacement upgrade and acquisition and will no be considered for ongoing operational expenditure. This program can be used to leverage large external grant applications that require dollar for dollar matching funds.
Individual Sport & Cultural Grant Program
The Individual Sport & Cultural Grant Program has been designed to recognise the personal achievements of individuals residing in the district by the provision of financial assistance. These grants are to assist eligible residents to participate in sporting and cultural events to achieve their sporting, music, art or cultural goals.