Applications open for Moree Plains Shire Council's Public Donations Fund

Applications open for Public Donations Fund

Applications for two rounds of funding from Moree Plains Shire Council's Public Donations Fund are open now.

Consideration of applications for funding for the last quarter of the 2019-20 financial year was delayed from April, with restrictions placed on face-to-face council meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with council's resolution at its meeting on June 11, the financial assistance offered by council for quarter one and two of the 2020-21 financial year will be available for distribution during this round.

Community, sporting and educational groups wishing to apply for financial assistance from council for events, functions and sponsorship during October, November and December 2020 must submit a Public Donations Application Form by no later than 5pm on Friday, September 11.

A number of applications were received in relation to community events during the last funding round that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Community groups seeking funding for community events for this funding round should ensure their application explains how their event will take place considering COVIID-19 and if relevant, ensure their application is accompanied with their Covid Safe Plan.

In accordance with council's Public Donations Policy, applications received after the deadline will not be considered until council's first meeting in the next calendar quarter.

Applications will be presented to council for determination at its meeting on October 8.

A copy of the Public Donations Application Form and council's Public Donations Policy are available on council's website or can be obtained from the Executive Office at Moree Plains Shire Council, by calling (02) 6757 3236 or emailing council@mpsc.nsw.gov.au.