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Community Financial Assistance Program

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Community Financial Assistance Program

Blayney Shire Council provides financial assistance for local community organisations in accordance with Policy 3I Community Financial Assistance. This Program enables Council and the community to work together to help make Blayney Shire a great place to live.

Application Timeframes

- Each year there are two rounds of funding open for applications.
- Applications are generally called for in late May and November. 
- Applications are assessed by a committee.
- Recommendations from the committee are then put forward to Council at a Council Meeting (held monthly).
- Funds are released to successful applicants following endorsement by Council.
- At the conclusion of each project, applicants are required to complete an acquittal form, demonstrate acknowledgement of contribution by Council and provide photographs which Council can use.
- NOTE: Applications that are within the guidelines for waiver of Council fees or sporting related donations can be approved under General Manager discretion at any time.

For more information, a copy of the Guidelines, Application Form and Acquittal Form are available below.

Application forms and the closing date for applications, will be notified on this website for the period when the Community Financial Assistance Program is open.

Council also provides financial support to Village Progress Associations and Public Hall Committees regarding Public Liability Insurance and to community groups with rates and charges (i.e. sewer and waste). A copy of the Application Form can be found below.

The categories of financial assistance include:

  1. Recurrent financial assistance
  2. Non-recurrent financial assistance (Up to $5000 or more in exceptional cases)
  3. Sporting related financial assistance
  4. Flagship annual community project (Up to $25,000 for a major project)

Applicants are required to obtain a copy of the guidelines and complete the application form.

Council will not consider requests for financial support (cash or in-kind) outside of this and the Tourism Development Program.

A summary of approvals by Council can be found below.

Projects / activities funded under the Community Financial Assistance are disclosed in Council’s Annual Report that can be found on the Access to Council Information webpage.

Sign up to our monthly Council Connect e-newsletter for updates with future funding rounds.

Lodgement of Applications

Applications should be lodged by either email to council@blayney.nsw.gov.au or via post to PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799.

To reduce the chance of your application being lost or missed, please ensure you send your application to the above addressing.


Step by Step Guide Community Financial Assistance Program

Funding Guidelines

Application Forms

Application Form - One Off Financial Assistance

Application Form - Representative Sporting Selection Application Form

Application Form - Annual Flagship Community Project

Claim Form

Claim form for Pre-Approved Contribution to Rates / Public Liability Insurance / Event

Acquittal Forms

Project Acquittal Form

Summary of Determinations and Approvals

Summary of Funding Determinations and Approvals and Summary of Approvals under General Manager Delegation


Last modified: 24 Apr 2024