This link provides information specific to the Bellingen Shire regarding who we are, what we do, how we live, how old we are, how we are employed, what we earn, etc. This link can help support grant applications by painting a picture of the needs of the community we live in. Bellingen Community Profile
The Community Vision 2030 presents the values, ideals and aspirations of our community.
Community Support & Community Event Sponsorship Funds
Council is seeking applications for the current round of the Community Support and Community Event Sponsorship grants.
The Community Event Sponsorship Fund encourages incorporated not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding to support local events.
The Community Support Fund encourages incorporated not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding to support activities outside of events that might include, but not limited to, small infrastructure projects, scholarships and projects or programs that benefit the broader community.
Applications for each Fund are open from now until 5.00pm on Monday 31 October. Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria and it is highly recommended that you refer to the guidelines when making an application.
A copy of the guidelines and application form can be downloaded below. All enquiries regarding the Funds should be directed to the Grants and Business Development Officer.
Southern Phone Grants Scheme 2015
The successful applicants for the current round of Southern Phone Grants have been announced. Further Information
Links to Grant Funding
Grants Link provides information on Commonwealth Government community grants with a focus on regional Australia at http://myregion.gov.au/
Community Builders provides a link to both government and non-government grants that aims to assist local communities across NSW and covers all aspects of funding opportunities at www2.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au
Philanthropy Australia provides information and links to private, family and other charitable trusts that offer grant funding at www.philanthropy.org.au/
Our Community offers a grants newsletter called Easy Grants on a subscription basis. Non-profit groups can subscribe for $55 and government, private enterprise and individuals can subscribe for various packages from $330 at www.ourcommunity.com.au
Pathways Australia assists non-profit organisations with information and management support at www.pathwaysaustralia.com.au
The Australian Taxation Office also provides key information for non-profit organisations on reforms and has published a guide about fundraising at www.ato.gov.au/nonprofit/
Grants & Business Development Officer
Ph 6655 7300