Draft Emergency Relief Guidelines and Community Grants and Donations Policy

Consultation has concluded

Have Your Say on the Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines and revised Cumberland Community Grants and Donations Policy

Council has resolved to establish an Emergency Relief Fund and to place on public exhibition the Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines.

The purpose of the Emergency Relief Fund is to provide financial support to the community at any time for donations to fundraising appeals that respond to crisis or disaster situations, or for new community-led initiatives that address an emerging or unexpected community need where action is time critical.

The Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines have been developed to provide a defined application process, eligibility criteria and appropriate governance mechanisms to ensure funds are expended appropriately.

Council has also undertaken a review of the Community Grants and Donations Policy which provides an accountability framework to ensure that all grants and donations deliver social, economic, cultural, recreational and environmental benefits to local communities.

The Policy applies to all aspects of grant and donation programs, including their design, application processes, decision making, agreement making, monitoring and support services. It also covers requests and granting of fee waivers for the use and hire of Council facilities and open spaces, which are considered as a monetary contribution made by Council within the context of the Policy.

Council is inviting public comment on the Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines and the revised Community Grants and Donations Policy between Wednesday 22 May 2019 and Tuesday18 June 2019.

How to view the Guidelines and Policy

To download a copy of the document please click on the right hand side of this page under Document Library.

Copies of the draft Guidelines and Policy are also available for public viewing during the consultation period at Council's Service Centres, libraries and community centres.

If you would like a hard copy of the policy posted to you please phone 8757 9728, or email linda.boustani@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


You can have your say by filling in the survey below or by:


Email: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
Mail: General Manager, Cumberland Council PO Box 42, Merrylands 2160


Please quote Draft Emergency Relief Fund and Grants and Donations Policy as the relevant subject reference on your submission.


Submissions must be received by 4pm Tuesday 18 June 2019.

Feedback and comments arising from the public exhibition period will be reported back to Council.

ENQUIRIES

Adama Kamara on 8757 9802 or council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Have Your Say on the Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines and revised Cumberland Community Grants and Donations Policy

Council has resolved to establish an Emergency Relief Fund and to place on public exhibition the Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines.

The purpose of the Emergency Relief Fund is to provide financial support to the community at any time for donations to fundraising appeals that respond to crisis or disaster situations, or for new community-led initiatives that address an emerging or unexpected community need where action is time critical.

The Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines have been developed to provide a defined application process, eligibility criteria and appropriate governance mechanisms to ensure funds are expended appropriately.

Council has also undertaken a review of the Community Grants and Donations Policy which provides an accountability framework to ensure that all grants and donations deliver social, economic, cultural, recreational and environmental benefits to local communities.

The Policy applies to all aspects of grant and donation programs, including their design, application processes, decision making, agreement making, monitoring and support services. It also covers requests and granting of fee waivers for the use and hire of Council facilities and open spaces, which are considered as a monetary contribution made by Council within the context of the Policy.

Council is inviting public comment on the Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines and the revised Community Grants and Donations Policy between Wednesday 22 May 2019 and Tuesday18 June 2019.

How to view the Guidelines and Policy

To download a copy of the document please click on the right hand side of this page under Document Library.

Copies of the draft Guidelines and Policy are also available for public viewing during the consultation period at Council's Service Centres, libraries and community centres.

If you would like a hard copy of the policy posted to you please phone 8757 9728, or email linda.boustani@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


You can have your say by filling in the survey below or by:


Email: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
Mail: General Manager, Cumberland Council PO Box 42, Merrylands 2160


Please quote Draft Emergency Relief Fund and Grants and Donations Policy as the relevant subject reference on your submission.


Submissions must be received by 4pm Tuesday 18 June 2019.

Feedback and comments arising from the public exhibition period will be reported back to Council.

ENQUIRIES

Adama Kamara on 8757 9802 or council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au