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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.

Applications Now Open

Applications open for the first round under the 2024/25 Community Financial Assistance Program are open. 

Local community organisations / individuals are invited to submit an application by 2 August 2024. Applications lodged before 26 July 2024 will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted in the event of any errors or omissions in applications.

There are four categories of financial assistance:
1. Recurrent financial assistance 
2. Non-recurrent financial assistance (Up to $5,000 and more in exceptional cases)
3. Sporting related financial assistance
4. Flagship annual community project (Up to $25,000 for a major project)

Guidelines and application forms are available below or from Council’s office.

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: 03 Jul 2024