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Boronia Revitalisation Community Grant Fund

The Boronia Revitalisation Community Grant fund is available for local not-for-profit and community organisations located in Boronia for the purchase of electrical equipment.

About the grant fund

A community grant fund is available to assist community groups and not-for profit organisations in Boronia with the purchase of appliances and electrical equipment. 

This grant fund is a part of the Boronia Revitalisation Program, which is funded by the Victorian Government. 

Boronia-based not-for-profit and community organisations can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for the purchase of:

  • electrical equipment
  • appliances
  • technology such as laptops or audio-visual equipment.

Applications for this grant round open on 13 October 2021 and close on 12 November 2021.

Fund objectives

The fund will support Boronia-based community organisations to contribute to the development of the Boronia Activity Centre by:

  • Strengthening community service programs, operations and services.
  • Increasing community connection, capacity and participation.
  • Enhancing local social and economic renewal.
  • Strengthening a sense of place in, and connection to, the Boronia Activity Centre.
  • Replacing existing ageing social infrastructure.
  • Supporting the Draft Boronia Renewal Strategy vision.

Funding

The central Boronia business area has been chosen for a revitalisation boost, as part of the Victorian Government's Suburban Revitalisation Program.

The total available grant pool is $50,000.

Funding principles

The Boronia Revitalisation Community Grant fund is underpinned by the following principles:

  1. Facilitation of a one-off allocation of funding made available to support Boronia-based not-for-profit and community organisations to purchase electrical equipment, and/or technology.
  2. A responsive and equitable process.
  3. Accountability for funding.
  4. Commitment to working in collaboration with the Boronia Revitalisation Board and other Boronia not-for-profit and community organisations.
Who can apply

You can apply if:

  • Your organisation is an established not-for-profit or community organisation located in the suburb of Boronia. Your street address must be in Boronia.
  • You can provide details about the equipment you plan on purchasing, including costings and quotes.
  • You can demonstrate a direct benefit to the Boronia community and align with the Grant objectives.
  • Your organisation is an incorporated association, a co-operative, a company limited by guarantee or a trust or other organisation established under an Act passed by the State or Commonwealth. Consideration will be given to organisations under the auspice of another organisation which meets any of these criteria.
  • Your organisation has satisfactorily acquitted and reported on previous Knox City Council grants and has no outstanding debts to Knox City Council.

If your organisation has recently received other Knox City Council grant funding, you must demonstrate how the Boronia Revitalisation Community Grant will provide different benefits to the Boronia community.

Who cannot apply

You cannot apply if you are:

  • an individual or profit-making business
  • not located in the suburb of Boronia
  • an organisation that is not incorporated or supported by an incorporated body
  • an organisation that has outstanding acquittal documentation for previous Council grants.

Or if your application is for:

  • equipment for schools
  • assistance for ongoing costs for membership activities
  • small one-off or recurrent projects, events, activities or pilot programs
  • reimbursement for expenses already incurred
  • items to be used as prizes for fundraising.

Local service providers unable to meet the above requirements may be eligible for other Council grant programs. Please contact Council’s Community Partnerships Team on 9298 8000 for more information.

How to apply

Applications are completed online via the user-friendly SmartyGrants system.

Applicants will be asked to:

  • provide details of the type of equipment to be purchased
  • the proposed budget expenditure
  • proposed number of recipients.

Applications from interested organisations will be considered for amounts up to $5,000.

There is no co-contribution requirement for this grant pool.

Late applications will not be accepted. Incomplete or imprecise applications may disadvantage you in the assessment process.

Applications for this grant round open on 13 October 2021 and close on 12 November 2021.

Apply for a Boronia Revitalisation Community Grant

Assessment and approval

Assessment of all eligible applications will be undertaken by the Boronia Revitalisation Community Grant Assessment Panel in November 2021.

A temporary Panel will be formed to assess all expressions of interest.

The Panel’s recommendations will be final and all grant money will be allocated to successful applicants by Knox City Council.

Council Officers will provide the Boronia Revitalisation Board with a formal report advising of outcomes.

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. The level of benefit to Boronia.
  2. The degree to which the project is shown to have a clear financial need, be feasible and be financially viable.
  3. Clear demonstration of community need and proposed project objectives.
  4. The capacity of the applying organisation to manage the grant.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of November 2021.

Funding agreement

Successful applicants are required to enter into a Funding Agreement with Knox City Council, to define the terms and conditions of the funding and ensure appropriate accountability for public funds.

Funding Agreements are issued on the agreed funding objectives.

Successful applicants are expected to inform Council of any significant changes within their organisation which may impact on the achievement of Funding Agreement objectives and the delivery of service priorities.

When an organisation is auspiced for the purposes of the grant, the auspice organisation is also required to sign the Funding Agreement.

All funds must be spent and acquittal documents submitted to Council by 30 June 2022. The Funding Agreement will reflect these arrangements.

Funded organisations may need to supply the following documentation:

  • Insurance Certificate of Currency
  • Statement by Supplier Declaration
  • Evidence of Current Incorporation Status
  • Evidence of Current Registration for a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Equipment purchased with grant money will remain the property of the not-for-profit or community organisation.

Recipients will be required to:

  • Submit relevant documentation in accordance with the relevant on-line application forms.
  • Work in partnership with the Boronia Revitaliastion Board and other not-for-profits and community organisations to ensure that community need is met and to avoid duplication.
Payment of grants

Grant monies will be paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) to the funded organisation, or their auspice organisation, if applicable.

Receipt of a grant payment is subject to the provision of a signed Funding Agreement, compliance with any specific grant conditions and, if applicable, satisfactory reporting of previous grants.

GST will be included with grant allocations if applicable.

All funds must be spent and acquittal documents submitted to Council by 30 June 2022.

Acquittal

Successful applications will be required to submit an acquittal report outlining:

  1. Outcomes for the Boronia community including the number of residents who have benefited.
  2. Financial acquittal.

Need help?

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Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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