Community Chest 2017/2018

Posted on: Thursday, 27 July 2017 at 10:39:21 AM

Shire of Narrogin - Community Chest Funding Guidelines

1 August 2017 to 30 June 2018

Applications Close 4:30 pm Monday 28 August 2017 

The Shire of Narrogin provides funding assistance to community organisations for events or projects which benefit the general Narrogin community. Funding is available up to a maximum of $2,500 cash or in kind.

What will be funded

  • Professional fees and charges associated with the event or project (e.g. entertainment, adjudicators, printing, fixed equipment, skilled labour).
  • Expenses associated with the production of the event or project (e.g. equipment hire, materials, advertising, venue hire).

What will not be funded

  • Deficit funding or retrospective funding.
  • Recurrent expenditure (i.e. salaries and operational costs).
  • Proposals where alternative sources of funding are available.


  • Only incorporated not for profit community organisations are eligible for support through the Shire’s Community Chest funding program.
  • Only one application in any twelve month period may be funded for any one organisation.
  • No individual application shall receive in excess of $2,500 (cash or in kind).
  • The applicant group must be able to demonstrate substantial community support for the project.
  • Applications must be signed by the organisations President or Vice President.
  • Evidence of the association’s incorporation shall be provided with the application.
  • Projects shall be completed within 12 months of receiving the grant.

Assessment Criteria

  • Demonstrated capacity to manage and be accountable for the funds and the project.
  • Membership of the organisation is primarily Shire of Narrogin residents.
  • Aims and objectives of the organisation benefit primarily the Narrogin community.
  • Provision of a detailed cash budget showing expenditure and income including grant amount requested.
  • The extent of community involvement and the contribution in cash or in-kind by the organisation.
  • Compliance with all acquittal requirements for any previous Council funding received.
  • Compliance with appropriate Local Laws, Policies, Acts, Regulations and Standards.

How to apply

  • Applicants are encouraged to contact the Administrative Support Officer Development and Regulatory Services to discuss their project.  The Community Chest Grant guidelines 17/18 can be found here.
  • All applications must be submitted using the Application Form.
  • Applications must be received at the Shire Administration Office, 89 Earl Street (PO Box 1145), or emailed to by 4:30pm Monday 28 August 2017

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