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Assistance for Individuals & Groups

Assistance to individuals or groups participating in National or International events or activities

Warrnambool City Council accepts that participation in sport, recreation and community activities plays an integral part in the health and fulfillment of its residents and contributes to the development of social capital in the community.

Funding Category

Council offers limited assistance to individuals or groups participating in recognised National or International events.

Applications for assistance will be considered with preference given to those that fit under the following categories:

  • The applicant/s has been selected to train in an official team/squad specifically chosen to represent Victoria/Australia at a National/ International level.

  • The applicant/s has been selected to compete as an individual or in a team to represent Victoria/Australia at a National/ International level.

  • The applicant/s has been selected to participate in an activity that has National or International significance.

  • The applicant/s has been selected to participate in training, development or competitive tours at an International level.

Guidelines

Council invites applications from individuals or groups based within the Warrnambool City municipal area to apply for assistance under this fund.

Funding is available throughout the year.

Applications are required six weeks prior to the event.

Assistance will only be considered once for any applicant(s) within a two year period ie at least two years must have elapsed between the date of the event when the initial assistance was provided and any subsequent event eligible for funding assistance under this policy.

Allocation of Funds

Council will consider applications for assistance to participate in an event with the maximum funding allocations to be provided for the following categories:

  • Events conducted within Victoria (Individuals up to $250 and Teams up to $750)

  • Events conducted inter-state (Individuals up to $400 and Teams up to $1,200)

  • Events conducted Internationally (Individuals up to $1,000 and Teams up to $3,000)

  • International Tours conducted Internationally (Individuals up to $500)

The funding amount provided shall be no greater than fifty percent of the costs to be incurred by the applicant in attending the nominated event.

Dates

Applications for funding are open all year round or until annual allocation has been fully expended.

Application Process

All applications are managed through Smartygrants, an online web based system.

Applications are to be submitted six (6) weeks prior to the funds being required.

Applicants will be required to register before application submissions can be commenced.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further assistance with applying, please call Council on 5559 4800 between 9.00am-5.00pm weekdays.

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