Applications open for 2018-2019 Forbes Shire Council assistance

Forbes Shire Council is calling on all not-for-profit organisations, community and sporting groups to apply for Community Funding Program for the 2018-2019 financial year.

Teddy the dog, Stella Bull, Toby Smart and Jack Bull enjoying this year's teddy bear's picnic - just one of many events Council supported in some way this year.

Teddy the dog, Stella Bull, Toby Smart and Jack Bull enjoying this year's teddy bear's picnic - just one of many events Council supported in some way this year.

Forbes Shire General Manager, Steve Loane, encouraged all groups and organisations in the community to apply for donations, sponsorship, fees and charges waived, in-kind or new support, seed or growth funding.

“It is Council’s fiscal responsibility to ensure we are distributing all funding and support in an equitable manner to organisations and groups within our community,” he said.

To assist groups with the new funding application, an information night is being held on Wednesday, December 13, at 6pm at the Town Hall. As well as providing valuable information, help to complete the applications, staff will share tips for running events in the shire and approval processes required.

Two CFP drop in sessions will also be held on Tuesday, January 9 and Wednesday, February 14 for Council staff to assist with applications.

Mr Loane said the application was designed to be used a planning tool by the organisations.

Community Funding Program application forms can be collected from Council or downloaded from the Forbes Shire Council website, by following the quicklink on the left hand side. 

Applications close February 28, 2018.