Byron Shire Council grants process
Byron Shire Council established an internal Grants Committee in July 2008 that meets monthly or on an ‘as needs’ basis.
The aim of the committee is to:
- ensure a strategic focus is taken with all grant applications where the Council is the applicant
- ensure grant applications reflect Council's adopted plans, strategies, policies etc
- provide initial assessment of all applications to ensure the resource and financial implications of all proposed applications have been considered and approved.
All applications for community initiatives that require Council to be the applicant need to have:
- been developed in collaboration with Council's officers including planning, research and consultation
- gained approval for the use of any of Council's resources (use of buildings, project staff time)
- allowed sufficient time for the completed application to be considered. If the application is above $10,000 it is required to be approved by Council's Grant Committee that meets monthly. If the project is below $10,000 the project will need to be approved by a Council officer and be reported to the Grants Committee.
Letters of Support
Council officers will support community projects by providing 'Letters of Support' for projects that will assist Council to achieve their strategic directions. If you intend to request a letter of support this should be discussed with Council's project officer with sufficient time for the officer to read the application to ensure the project has similar objectives to Council's.