Overview Yarra ’ s grants program is one of the largest significant in local government. Demonstrates a commitment to working with the community to achieve.
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Overview Yarra ’ s grants program is one of the largest significant in local government. Demonstrates a commitment to working with the community to achieve a stronger, healthier and more resilient Yarra. Critical way of responding to Council ’ s strategic direction. Community Grants Program
Three categories … Annual Grants Emerging Issues Program Community Partnerships Community Grants Program
Focus in 07/08 In the last round Council had a 38% increase in applications to the grants program This round we aim to fund strong applications well to ensure they succeed. Process has been further strengthened to ensure transparency. Simplify process for applicants.
Assessing Applications For applications relating to public housing estates the NAB, NAT and REAG have a role to play Council staff assess applications against criteria An independent panel then assesses and makes recommendations to Council Council considers the applications formally at Council meeting in Nov and approves Community Grants Program
Annual Grants Small to medium sized projects Respond to social, cultural, recreational and economic needs of Yarra residents Has five streams Funding is provided and offered annually
Annual Grants Streams Arts and Cultural Environmental Services and Community Development Sport and Recreation Youth Services Town Hall Usage Out-of-Time Funding Community Grants Program
Nutrition Support Grants Social Support Grants Initiatives aimed at supporting older people, people with a disability and their carers to participate in community life Activities that enhance independence, health and well-being HACC eligible population
Community Grants Program Nutrition and Social Support Grants Provide an opportunity for people to meet in a social and culturally relevant way via planned activity Promote the culturally diversity of the Yarra community Assist local groups to foster independence and participation for members
Community Grants Program Emerging Issues Program Provides grants for projects of up to one and two years duration Funds initiatives and programs that address emerging social issues in line with the priorities identified for this round
Community Grants 06/07 Emerging Issues Program The EIP addresses both emerging and unresolved local social issues. These issues are complex and require a coordinated response May involve community agencies working together to develop a response
Community Grants Program Partnership Grants Support more substantial projects that address major strategic priorities of the Council (1-3 years) Improved quality of life for the socially disadvantaged and excluded members of the community; An inclusive, tolerant, supportive and involved community; A healthy, connected and active community, which has access to a range of quality recreation and sporting places, spaces and activities.
Community Grants Program Issues Simplicity of application form Recruiting Panel members Management of program
Community Grants Program After Grants Community Empowerment Program Community Enterprise Giving Centre