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Finley RS Club, The Sporties Group Barooga, and Tocumwal Golf Club are once again offering funding support to the local community groups in the Berrigan Shire Local Government Area via the ClubGRANTS scheme Category 1.

The ClubGRANTS scheme enables Clubs to provide financial support towards local community projects with Category 1 funding allocated to not-for-profit organisations providing the following services: community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities.

Sporting groups can apply direct to the Clubs for Category 2 funding.

Applications for funding are opening 8am Thursday 1 June and are being accepted to 5pm Wednesday 19 July 2017 and can only be submitted electronically, via the link at

If you do not have access to the internet, or encounter any difficulties, please contact the Berrigan Shire Council on 03 5888 5100 for assistance.  

Quad bike safety rebate for rural workplaces

01 Jul 2017
Farmers, residing in NSW, who own a business that is registered in NSW as producing goods or providing services in NSW, with less than 20 full-time workers (or equivalent), and farming as their main source of income are now entitled to rebates to improve Quad bike safety. The business owner must reside in NSW. 

Farm workers employed by business owners who meet these criteria are also eligible to apply for the training and helmet rebates. There is a limit of one training course and one helmet for applicants that identify as a farm worker.

In order to be eligible to apply, potential applicants must attend an eligible educative interaction with SafeWork NSW on quad bike safety in rural workplaces PRIOR to the purchase of eligible safety solutions.

The rebate covers the following:

Farmers or farm workers attending quad bike training at an existing Registered Training Organisation (RTO) location across NSW. Participants will be reimbursed up to $310 for completing accredited training.

Purchasing either the Quadbar ™ Operator Protective Device (OPD) or ATV Lifeguard OPD (businesses only). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $250 for each OPD purchased.

Purchasing of a safer vehicle – ie a side-by-side vehicle (SSV) (businesses only). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $500 for the purchase of an agricultural SSV.

Purchasing of helmets compliant with appropriate standards (AS/NZS 1698:2006, NZS 8600:2002, UNECE22.05). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $45 for each helmet purchased.

Tocal College has also been awarded the contract to deliver 100 quad bike-training courses across NSW as part of the SafeWork NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program.

The rebate will be available until 30 June 2017. Further information is available at

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.

Planting trees to reforest your land & generate extra income

The Australian Government has produced a fact sheet about Carbon Farming Initiative rules for permanent environmental plantings.  This fact sheet is for farmers and other landholders in Central NSW who wish to find out about the benefits of reforesting their land – including new opportunities to generate extra income.

Planting trees to reforest your land & generate extra income

Berrigan Shire Youth Development Committee Grant

Do you need some funding
for a youth event,
program or project?
If so, the Berrigan Shire's
Youth Development
Committee may be able to
help you make your idea happen!

Eligible projects benefit young
people (12 - 18 years) who
live in the Shire and who attend
school in the Shire.

For more information please contact the Berrigan Shire Council's
Social and Strategic Planning Coordinator.
03 5888 5100

Australian Government Grants & Assistance Finder

The Grants & Assistance Finder tool has been updated to make it easier for your business to get funding and support.

The updates include:
> An 'Export results' function to save your search information easily.
> An 'Open to apply' function to view grants that are open for application now.

Visit to search over 600 grants that could help to fund and support your business.

Community Relations Commission – Sponsorship Grants

Sponsorship grants are for special events such as festivals and major cultural events. Organisations are required to apply three months prior to the date of the event.

The purpose of this category is to provide public support for an event or an occasion by the New South Wales Government through the Community Relations Commission. It will also promote the Commission’s responsibility and the commitment of the Government of New South Wales to multiculturalism and the value of cultural diversity.

Examples of projects supported by funding in this category are:
  • the hosting of seminars and conferences
  • multicultural and inter-community forums
  • local festivals and events teaching craft skills to target groups from a culturally diverse background.

The sponsorship fund provided by the Commission is a nominal amount to indicate support of the activity by the Commission. It is not provided to facilitate the financial viability of the event. For more information please go to

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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
PO Box 137
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