Operating Subsidy

Applications: Opening 9am Monday 23 October 2023, Closing 5pm Friday 1 December 2023

Maximum individual funding value:  up to $100,000 (plus GST)  

Maximum application value: Operating subsidies will be capped at 50% of total operating costs, inclusive of cash, in-kind support relating to subsided rental value of the lease forfeited under a peppercorn lease.

Total funding pool: $337,000 (pending the final rate-able amount for the 2024-2025 financial year) 

An Information Session about this grant will be held on Thursday 9 November 2023 from 5.30pm-7pm

Apply for an operating subsidy

An operating subsidy is a three-year cash payment contract and/or peppercorn lease made by the Town to an eligible party. The purpose of the operating subsidy is to support the operating capacity of not-for-profits and social enterprises to deliver programs, support, and services to the local community.  

Applicants must meet the following: 

  • Must be an established and solvent incorporated not-for-profit organisation or social enterprise.
  • The mission/purpose of the organisation or social enterprise must be of a sporting or recreational, cultural or community service focus. 
  • The mission/purpose will be stated in the organisation’s constitution, details of incorporation or similar statement of purpose.
  • The applicant must operate within the Town from a rateable premise or primarily deliver services within the Town.
  • Operating subsidy request is based upon industry benchmarked standard cost of operation.
  • The impact of the operation subsidy upon competition and economic efficiency are minimised as far as practicable and evidenced by the applying party.  

Before completing your application form please read Policy 114 and the toolkit. 

Policy 114 Community Funding

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