The Cardinia Shire Council is inviting applications for Wellbeing Support Grant Program to assist with the establishment of new community organisations, projects and services, as well as the enhancement of existing projects and programs, for the benefit of the diverse community.
- The key objective of the grants program is to equitably support sustainable initiatives that address an identified and unmet community need, with an aim to:
- Improving resident health and wellbeing
- Supporting opportunities for volunteerism
- Building capacity of community groups, projects and programs to be sustainable.
- There are three key categories of funding:
- Seeding Grants to support the establishment of new groups or initiatives (i.e. programs or projects) that seek to improve community health and wellbeing.
- Volunteering Grants to assist with the recruitment and development of volunteers.
- Small Change Grants to assist with ad hoc requests for support from established community-based groups and community service organisations.
- Only one successful application for funding per applicant is permitted each financial year.
- Seeding Grants – maximum of $5,000
- Volunteering Grants – maximum of $3,000
- Small Change Grants – maximum of $1,000.
- Applicants must be:
- Not-for-profit; and
- Locally based and/or servicing Cardinia Shire residents;
- A Community Asset Committee of Council; or
- Incorporated (or be auspiced by an incorporated organisation – please note, Community Asset Committees cannot take on the function of an auspice).
- If a licence, lease or funding agreement exists between Council and the community organisation, then the agreements need to be signed and current in order for applications to be considered.
- Community groups with incomplete or outstanding projects are not eligible to apply for further projects and applications will not be considered.
- All applications must:
- Demonstrate a benefit to the health and wellbeing of Cardinia Shire residents and align with Cardinia Shire’s Liveability Plan
- Support equitable access and inclusion
- Address an unmet need (and provide evidence of this need)
- Clearly identify beneficiaries
- Clearly state objectives with measurable outcomes; and
- Address how the application fits within the scope of the grant category.
For more information, visit Wellbeing Support Grant.