The next round for Community Regionally Significant Events Sponsorship will open 1 August 2017

This grant provides sponsorship funding to assist incorporated not-for-profit community organisations to deliver Council considered regionally significant community events which build community capacity in the South Burnett Regional Council area.

Sponsorship agreements are for a three (3) consecutive year period.

Ongoing sponsorship is provisional on the organisation meeting funding conditions such as acceptable milestone reports annually and acknowledgement of Council funding as stated in the agreement. Funding is paid annually prior to the first event and subsequently before the event each year of the agreement upon acceptance by Council of the milestone reports.Community Grants Program Policy Page 3 of 6

Prior to approval for sponsorship a three (3) year event business plan will need to be provided demonstrating sustainability. Council will determine on a case by case basis the requirements for acknowledgement of sponsorship which will likely reflect Council as a major sponsor.

The fund will provide event sponsorship of:

- up to $10,000 the first (1st) year;

- up to $7,500 the second (2nd) year; and

- up to $5,000 the third (3rd) year.

In-kind will not be part of the sponsorship and if Council services are required this will be provided on fee for service basis.

Applications will be assessed by the Community Grants Program Assessment Panel against the Community Grants Program Policy based on the Assessment Criteria. A recommendation will be made by the Community Grants Program Assessment Panel to the Chief Executive Officer for approval. The Community Grants Program Assessment Panel will comprise of four (4) Councillors as decided by Council.

The fund will provide two (2) funding rounds in August and February each financial year depending on available funding.

For further information please contact Council's Community Development/Grants Officer, Kimberley Donohue on 4189 9100.

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