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Berrigan Shire Local Heritage Restoration Fund

01 Nov 2017
Grants are available for works to heritage items and buildings in heritage conservation areas as well as to other buildings that would contribute to the heritage conservation value of the locality. The following are examples of what can be funded:

  • Painting
  • Roof and gutter repairs
  • Upgrade of disabled access
  • Upgrade of fire safety equipment
  • Period signage attached to the building
  • Repairs to windows and/or doors
  • Replacement of windows and/or doors.

Grants are available on a $ for $ basis and works must be completed by 30 April 2018.

Applications close on 31st October 2017 and forms are available at the Shire Office or below.

Local Heritage Restoration Fund

Incubator Event funding now open

02 Oct 2017
The 2018 Incubator Event Fund, managed by the State’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, offers annual grants of up to $20,000 to new and existing smaller-scale events. Incubator Event Fund provides those staging an event, for its first or second time, with a platform to help attract more visitors to destinations in this region

Applications for Round One are open until Sunday, 1 October 2017 with Round Two, set to open in February next year for events held in July to December 2018.

To lodge an application and to view the 2018 Incubator Event Fund’s key criteria and terms and conditions, visit

The Incubator Event Fund is part of the Regional Flagship Events Program which also includes the Flagship Event Fund and Event Development Fund.

Regions Businesses able to benefit from “Ready to Grow” interest free loans

The NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW Program is targeted at small and medium sized businesses in this region offering interest-free loans to help regional businesses grow and create jobs, part of a new range of loans ranging from $200,000 to $1.2 million, aimed at driving growth and job creation.

The loan products include:

• Regional Growth Loan (RGL) – will target job creation in regional NSW in fast- growth SMEs that can demonstrate revenue over $500,000 and future growth demonstrated via secured contracts, and will take the form of $200,000-$500,000 interest free loans for four years.

• Strategic Growth Loan (SGL) – will target job creation in fast-growth SMEs across NSW that can demonstrate revenue over $1 million and future growth demonstrated via secure contracts. Loans will be between $500,000 and up to $1.2 million over four years at 9.2% interest.

For further information on Jobs for NSW support or to apply for a loan, please visit

NSW Government local sports grants available

30 Sep 2017

Applications for NSW Government local sport grants are opening in the coming days, offering up to $50,000 per electorate to deliver important sport development programs, events and enhanced sporting facilities.


The local sport grants help to increase participation in sport, address barriers to participation and assist sport clubs to provide quality service to members.


The Sport Development Grant Program is also open for NSW State Sporting Organisations offering grants of $5,000 - $50,000 to improve sport governance, attract national and international events and improve understanding on issues relating to and impacting sport.

The maximum amounts available are:

  •         Sport Development - $2,000
  •         Community Sport Events - $5,000
  •         Sport Access - $5,000
  •         Facility Development - $20,000.

The following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots sport clubs.
  • Applications from Licenced Sporting Clubs may be considered providing the project directly benefits the sport and not the licenced premises.
  • Applications may be considered from Sport Clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right.

The Local Sport and Sport Development Grants are open until late September, 2017.

Infrastructure Grants – via ClubGRANTS Category 3

30 Apr 2018
Liquor & Gaming NSW offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure.

Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural infrastructure, and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities and provide emergency services.

Infrastructure Grants are made possible by the ClubGrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests 0.4 per cent of clubs’ gaming machine profits over $1 million back into community projects.

Funding can be used costs such as construction, purchase of capital equipment and professional fees.
  • Arts & Culture - $50,000 to $200,000 available per project 
  • Emergency Preparedness - $10,000 to $200,000 available per project 
  • Sport & Recreation - $100,000 to $300,000 available per project 

Organisations have four opportunities to apply for grants throughout the year: August and November 2017, February and May 2018.

Applications must be submitted using the online application form accessed via the Liquor and Gaming website:

Stronger Communities Fund

29 Sep 2017

The Stronger Communities Fund provides eligible local government agencies, not for profit organisations that are legal entities, and trustees of a property trust with grants from $2,500 to $20,000 to fund small capital projects that deliver social benefits in each of the 150 electorates across Australia.

The NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund will invest in infrastructure projects in rural and regional communities to improve the lives of residents and enhance their attractiveness as vibrant places to live and work. 

This new fund will support projects that involve building new community facilities and refurbishing existing facilities.  

Applications open: 7 August 2017 9:00 am and close: 28 September 2017 5:00 pm
For more information see…/Stronger-Communities-Programme

Berrigan Shire Council Event Funding Program

Berrigan Shire Council has an Event Funding program to assist local events with the promotion or running costs of an event. Event organising committees are encouraged to make contact with the Economic Development Officer to discuss the funding opportunities.

Important dates:

For Events that will be held in the Berrigan Shire before 1st of April 2017 you must:
Contact the Economic Development Officer at Council on 58885100 to discuss your event
Submit a funding application at least 3 months prior to your event

For Events that will be held in the Berrigan Shire between 1st of April 2017 and the 30th of September 2017 you must:
1.       Contact Economic Development Officer at Council on 5888 5100 to discuss your event
2.       Attend the funding information session in the first week of December 2016
3.       Submit a funding application no later than the 1st of February 2017.  

pplications will not be considered after this date.

What can be funded?

  • Marketing an event
  • Risk Management
  • Paying a speakers fee
  • Paying a coordinator

What can’t be funded? 

  • Prize Money
  • Trophies
  • Catering
  • License fees
  • Events that are not attempting to break even

Preferred Criteria

  • Event designed to attract visitors
  • New events
  • Events that attract overnight stays

Funding up to $10,000 could be available for large events attracting in excess of 10,000 visitors.  Smaller amounts are available for small events.


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Sports Community Grants Available!

Are you looking for a little assistance with funding for your Sports and/or Community Group? If so look no further. There are various Grants available to you that you may be unaware of. Click here to find out what you may be eligible for.

Grant Writing assistance available within the Shire

There is now an established business within the Shire that is available to assist with grant writing tips,tender preparation and grant writing support services.

Visit their website at to see what can be done to assist your community group or business.

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Contacting Council

Office: 56 Chanter Street, Berrigan.
Office hours are 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday.
(03) 5888 5100
(03) 5885 2092
Post: Berrigan Shire Council
56 Chanter Street
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