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 RE: Community Donations and Sponsorship – Urgent Attention Applications Close 29th May 2020

Cootamundra- Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC), and the former Cootamundra and Gundagai Shire Councils, have traditionally supported local sporting clubs, community groups and individuals through the provision of financial, and in kind, support. It is imperative that CGRC continues to provide that support to its communities now and into the future.

Council has previously made donations to support organisations such as yours to deliver community facilities, services and events. In the future donations requests will be provided by Council on an annual basis.  To be considered for a donation your organisation will be required to demonstrate that you have sought alternate funding sources.

To assist Council’s budgetary framework, one round of donations will be determined in each financial year. In making your application you will be required to address the following:

  1. The persons or association have bona fide need of the donation,
  2. The justification for the donation – (why should the wider body of taxpayers support this activity or association?),
  3. The benefit to and participation of the wider community in the activities for which the donation is sought,
  4. The measurable outcomes against which the success of the donation will be assessed,
  5. Specific details of the association’s plans to reduce its dependence on Council for donations in the future,
  6. The date for review of the donation (for multi-year donations), and
  7. An acknowledgement that future donation will be contingent on meeting or exceeding agreed outcomes.

Please find attached an application form for donations for the 2020/21 financial year. Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 29th May 2020.

Please note that to ensure transparency of the related process all grants approved shall be publicly listed on the Council website along with the relevant grant application form.

Should you require further information or wish to discuss the matter please call Council’s administration centres on 1300 459 689.

Donation Application Form version Donation Application Form