Council values cultural, community and sporting initiatives and events and acknowledges the contributions made by organisations to our community.
To support our community, and to ensure Council maintains a consistent, open and equitable approach for the consideration and distribution of Council funds, a Community Financial Assistance Program was implemented in 2018. The Program covers three types of assistance.
- A 'helping hand' through the provision of funds for a specific purpose or event up to an amount of $1,000.
- The waiving of fees and charges on properties owned by a local not for profit community groups or organisations.
- Reducing leases and licensing fees on Council owned properties.
The application process to facilitate the provision of this financial assistance occurs throughout the year and is publicised in the local media, through community contact networks and on Council's social media platforms.
At the conclusion of the application submission period completed application forms will be assessed by an Evaluation Panel against an eligibility criteria.
Successful applicants will be required to report back to Council on how the funding was spent.
Application forms for the three different types of Financial Assistance available along with the Community Financial Assistance Policy and the Leasing and Licensing Policy (Council owned or managed land and buildings, including roads), are below.
For more information, please contact Council's Governance Officer on 6861 2335.
Community Financial Assistance Policy and Leasing and Licencing Policy
Parkes Shire Council has adopted in-principle a new Community Financial Assistance Policy and Leasing and Licencing Policy, coming into effect on 01 July 2019.
These new Policies will provide a fair, equitable and transparent process for the distribution of public money.
In-Principle Community Financial Assistance Policy(PDF, 194KB)
In-Principle Leasing and Licensing Policy
Community Financial Assistance - General Application Form
Community Financial Assistance - Rates and Charges Application Form
Community Financial Assistance - Leasing and Licencing Application Form
Public Notice of Funding Allocation
Public Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 of Council's intention to grant $12,516.14 to eleven (11) organisations or community groups via Round 1 of the 2023-24 Community Financial Assistance Program.