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Donations & Grants:

Council calls for applications

Are you looking for financial assistance from Orange City Council?

Orange City Council is asking for applications from community groups who want to access Council’s financial assistance program.

The aim of the program is to provide financial assistance to community groups who provide direct benefit to the community.

The value of the financial assistance program is now close to $200,000 as it now includes:

  • rates reimbursement
  • sports participants/representation
  • sports facility partnership program
  • general donations (hire fees reduction, seed funding, miscellaneous)
  • general donations (school annual prize giving)
  • event sponsorship
  • heritage grants


Donations and grants policy

The donations and grants policy includes guidelines on how to make an application for donations/financial support.

Some donation types are only considered once a year. Others are considered once a quarter. Funding is not available retrospectively (for past years) and applications must be made every year.


More information

Orange City Council staff members are available to handle enquiries about each type of donation.

Sport - Ben Keegan 6393 8535    You can find more information about sports grants here.
Heritage - Alison Russell 6393 8170    You can find more information  by clicking the link Guidelines - Heritage Assistance Fund 

All Other Funding Requests - Linda McFadden 6393 8297


TIPS - applying for support

As part of the application process, there is a focus on identifying the local benefit the event/project will bring to the Orange community.

For this reason, applicants need to specify which strategy their project aligns to in Orange City Council’s Community Strategic Plan.

The Community Strategic Plan can be download here.

In some of the application forms, there is also a section for applicants to identify which local businesses they will use - so Council can try to track the broader benefit and impact of this program.

Council has sent a Letter to previous applicants advising that new applications are being invited.

You can find more information in Council’s donations and grants policy:

Strategic Policy - ST029 - Donations and Grants - Adopted 5 June 2018


Application forms PDF Icon



Form - applying for General Donations

Form - applying for Event Sponsorship

Form - applying for School Annual Prize Giving

Form - applying under the Sports Participant Program

Form - applying under the Sports Facility Partnership Program

Form - applying for Rates Reimbursement

Form - applying under the Heritage Assistance Fund

Acquittal form - cash donations


Some donations (depending on value or deliverable) may require a funding agreement between the recipient and Council.

This is a sample of the funding agreement: Funding agreement - example - for donations involving a supply


Timing of applications

Council encourages members of the community to make written application (using the prescribed application form) by 4.00 pm on Friday, 23 February 2018 - so they can all be considered at the same time as part of the annual budget deliberations.

The budget allocations for grants are limited and the grants and most donations are made during the annual budget deliberations. Applications can be made throughout the year but applicants need to be aware that as the financial year progresses, less money will be available for financial assistance.

Applications can be:

E-mailed to council@orange.nsw.gov.au


Mailed to

The General Manager

Orange City Council

PO Box 35