Community sponsorship now available for events and ambassadorships

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Applications are now open for individuals and not-for-profit sporting/community groups for funding through Council’s Community Sponsorship program for activities that support vibrant social and community outcomes.

The program aims to support delivery of vibrant community events and/or support individuals/groups competing in or attending an event to become ambassadors for our region whilst representing Baw Baw Shire.

Last year 31 local groups, events and regional ambassadors received Council grants and sponsorship support. Recipients ranged from the Aberfeldy Cemetery Trust to the West Gippsland Hockey Association and everything in between, demonstrating the wide breadth of funding opportunities available.

Applications open today for five weeks, closing at 12pm on Monday 8 August 2022.

This is the first round of funding for 2022/23 and a second round will open in March 2023.

Sponsorship categories

Funding is available in two categories:

  • Community events: Up to $5,000 available for not-for-profit groups/businesses to deliver events which can be youth events and programs, one off events, new and existing events.
  • Baw Baw Ambassadors: Up to $500 for individuals or $1,500 for groups/teams that are based in Baw Baw Shire and competing in or attending an event representing the region can apply.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be not-for-profit, have a legal status and ensure their project will be delivered within Baw Baw Shire’s municipal boundaries.

Applications must:

  • Contribute to positive community and social outcomes,
  • Create stronger connections within the community,
  • Celebrate different ages and cultures,
  • Recognise an opportunity to create connections, and/or
  • Commemorate a significant event.

Government and education bodies, private businesses and applicants who have already received a sponsorship in the same financial year will not be accepted.

How to apply

The application process has slightly changed for this year and the process is easy, application must be made via appointment.

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