Draft Community Donations Policy

Submissions closing on 27 January 2021, 04:30 PM


This policy provides a framework for the provision of financial assistance by MidCoast Council to eligible organisations for the purposes of delivering community development and capacity building projects and activities. 

Council is committed to maintaining an annual budget allocation to provide financial assistance, through the Community Donations program, to support the delivery of projects and activities that pursue our values of a connected community and unique, diverse and culturally-rich communities.

Council is committed to ensuring the processes and decision-making relating to the Community Donations program are fair, consistent and transparent.

This policy applies to financial and in-kind assistance provided by Council to eligible organisations through the Community Donations program for the delivery of projects and activities in the MidCoast Council area.

This policy does not apply to sponsorships or events where their primary purpose is outside the objectives outlined in the policy; and/or Council receives or requires something of value in return for their contribution.

Council provides financial assistance to eligible organisations for community development and capacity-building activities under the following Community Donations program categories:

  1. Annual Donations Program;
  2. Small Donations Program;
  3. Seed Funding Program; and
  4. Recurrent Donations Program (Rates and Fixed). 

The policy has been placed on public exhibition and community feedback is welcome by using the submission form below.

Make a submission

We welcome your feedback during the exhibition period.

Please ensure you provide feedback 4.30pm on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Submissions can be made in the following ways:

  • Online using the form below
  • By emailing: council@midcoast.nsw.gov.au
  • By mail, addressed to the General Manager, MidCoast Council, PO Box 482, TAREE  NSW  2430.

Please provide full return address and telephone number when making a submission. 

Where a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified.

Submissions can be made by using the Submission form(PDF, 830KB).