SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM - ROUND 1 - closes 8 May 2020
Applications are invited from eligible organisations for financial assistance through Latrobe Council’s annual Small Grants Program - Round 1 - for 2020-21.
This funding opportunity is offered up to 50% of the project cost for Emerging Needs (capped at $2,000) and Arts, Culture and Festivals Sponsorship (capped at $1,500). The total pool of funds is $10,000.
Council’s Emerging Needs Grants are an annual initiative designed to encourage community partnerships that address an unmet need within the Latrobe Municipality.
Priority is given to projects that would otherwise not be eligible for alternative sources of funding in the four categories of:
- Minor Capital Work
- Health and Community Welfare
- Sport and Recreation
The Arts, Culture and Festivals Sponsorship nurtures new or established events and major festivals that build our cultural identity, support accessibility and deliver a diverse range of community arts and cultural activities within the Latrobe Municipality, assisting them towards self-sustainability.
Funding may be a contribution towards running the event, reduced or no cost for the use of a Council-owned facility/venue (although not additional to any existing remittance), use of Council’s traffic management signage and/or in-kind support or use of the banner poles in Station Square (does not include materials, printing, production, installation or dismantling of banners).
Applications for Round 1 close at 12 noon on 8 May.
Projects must be completed by 30 June 2021.
UTAS North West Bursary - closes 31 October annually
Each year, Latrobe Council offers $3,000 annually through the UTAS to assist a resident of the municipality to access tertiary study.
To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
Applications close 31 October.
Apply online prior to the closing date.
Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.
Y11-12 Education Bursary - closes 13 December annually
This Education Scholarships is part of Latrobe Council’s Community Grants Program which provides a commitment to work together with residents to support education opportunities.
This scholarship can assist Latrobe Municipality residents and/or their children to turn their vision into reality.
The Scholarship is open to residents of the Latrobe Municipality aged between 16 and 20 years and in receipt of or included on a Health Care Card, who want to further their education to Year 11 and 12.
The scholarship can be used towards the out of pocket expenses incurred in order to complete studies including excursions, travel, fees, books, supplies and tutoring and will be provided to the college/educational institution or relevant business.
The successful application must retain an attendance record of at least 90% for the duration of the scholarship.
This scholarship is offered under the condition of remaining in Year 11 or 12 for the term of the school year that the scholarship applies. Students who leave before the end of the school year may be required to repay a pro rata amount of their scholarship.
A maximum of $1,000 will be paid with one (1) scholarship offered annually.
How do I apply?
- Fill in the application form and ask us for help along the way.
- You may be asked to provide more information before a final decision is made.
- We will write to you to let you know, if your application is successful.
- Applications must be submitted by 4.00pm on 9 November to Latrobe Council.
We are happy to hear from you so please if you have any questions about the scholarship program call Council’s Community Development Officer on 6426 4444.
Requests for financial assistance from persons chosen to represent Tasmania/Australia in sporting, social economic, environmental development and/or related to the wellbeing of the community are received by Council throughout the year, generally in the form of a letter to the General Manager.
To respond consistently to such applications, Council has established a Donations Policy.
Assistance will be provided to residents of the Latrobe Municipality within the following structure:
Interstate representation - $100
Overseas representation - $200
Commonwealth, Olympic Games or World Championship representation - $500
Teams - capped at $200
Funding will not be provided to officials and are capped at one application per sport per year.
A copy of proof of selection from a recognised governing body (or equivalent) must be provided.
By way of acquittal, within six (6) weeks of participation completion,
- recipients of up to and including $200 donations are to provide to Council two images in jpeg format with captions for public use by Council. Recipients are to ensure that permission is sought from individuals in photos.
- recipients of donations over $200 are to comply with Condition 10 plus provide a short report in relation to their participation at the event
The address for donations is P O Box 63, Latrobe, 7307 or forward by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the Council's Community Development Officer.