DUE BY 5PM, FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Please note this is not the formal application.

If your Expression of interest is successful you will receive an invitation to complete a full application in December.

Before completing this Expression of Interest please read the Grant Opportunity Guidelines HERE

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* 1. Organisation Type
You must be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation to be eligible. If you are NOT an incorporated not for profit entity you are not eligible to apply. However, if you have a parent organisation that is an incorporated not for profit entity, they may apply on your behalf. If you are unsure of your organisation type, please choose 'other' and provide further details.

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* 2. Organisation Details
Where you have a sponsor arrangement, please provide the details of the sponsor organisation who is eligible to apply.

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* 3. Organisation Street Address

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* 4. Organisation Postal Address

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* 5. Are you a trustee on behalf of a trust? (If no then skip)
If yes, please provide both the Trust and the Trustee’s ABN.

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* 6. Are you a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)?

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* 7. Are you registered for GST?

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* 8. Are you applying as a sponsor on behalf of an unincorporated organisation? 

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* 9. Contact Details - Primary Contact

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* 10. Contact Details - Secondary Contact

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* 11. Project Title
Name of project

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* 12. Project Site Address - Full address including suburb
The proposed project site must be within the Newcastle electorate.
Check if you are eligible HERE

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* 13. Does your organisation own the property or asset?

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* 14. Does your project require Council approval?

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* 15. Please describe your small capital works project or capital expenditure in 1000 words or less

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* 16. Briefly describe how this project will contribute to an improvement in local community participation, cohesion, and enhance the vibrancy of our community

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* 17. Grant Funding Sought ($)
This year, there is no matched funding requirement and applicants can apply for up to 100% of the project cost. The exception being local government bodies where the grant amount can only be up to 50% of eligible project costs.

For local community-based organisations:
  • The minimum grant amount is $2,500 
  • The maximum grant amount is $20,000
For local government bodies:
  • The minimum grant amount is $5,000
  • The maximum grant amount is $20,000

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* 18. Total Project Cost ($)

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* 19. Are you seeking other sources of funding for your project?
Please detail how you are funding the project via other means including other grants funding, fundraising etc

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* 20. Type of Project

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* 21. Can you complete the project by 31 December 2022?
Please note that the ability to complete the project by this date is a requirement of the grant guidelines

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* 22. [FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES ONLY]
Do you have dollar for dollar matched funding to pay for your share of the project not covered by the grant?

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* 23. Please attach any supporting documentation
EG: quotes, plans, approvals (if applicable)
Note: If you have more files than you are able to upload, you can send them to sharon.claydon.mp@aph.gov.au

PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF file types only.
Choose File

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* 24. Have you reviewed the eligibility requirements for the Newcastle Stronger Communities Grant Programme outlined HERE and do you believe your project and organisation comply with these eligibility requirements?

Expressions of Interest will close 5pm Friday 26 November 2021.

Please note: lodging an Expression of Interest does NOT guarantee being selected as an applicant.

The Newcastle community selection panel will be prioritising projects of lasting and real benefit to our community.

Successful organisations will be requested to submit a more detailed Project Application to be assessed by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in December.

To give your project the best chance of being successful it is strongly recommended steps be taken to obtain quotes, plans and approvals where necessary.

If you have any questions or difficulties uploading files please email them to me at Sharon.Claydon.MP@aph.gov.au or call my office on 4926 1555.

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