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Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) now open

12 Nov 2017
The CWMF is designed to protect and repair local war memorials. Funding applications can be made by veterans groups, community organisations and councils until Remembrance Day, 11 November.

Applications will be assessed by the State War Memorial Committee, which is made up of NSW RSL, Public Works Advisory, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Veterans’ Affairs. Finley RSL were recipients in 2016, awarded $8,897.50 towards repairs to the WWI and Korean war memorials and upgrade of the fencing.

For more information, including application forms, go to: http://veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/

Berrigan Shire Local Heritage Restoration Fund


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

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 www.jobsfornsw.com.au

Infrastructure Grants – via ClubGRANTS Category 3


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: http://www.liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au/Pages/about-us/our-initiatives/infrastructure-grants.aspx

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.  

A
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
www.tenderight.com.au 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


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Contacting Council

Office: 56 Chanter Street, Berrigan.
Office hours are 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday.
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
(03) 5888 5100
(03) 5885 2092
Post: Berrigan Shire Council
56 Chanter Street
BERRIGAN NSW 2712
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