Community Consultation on Funding Opportunities

Council has a rare and strategic opportunity to pursue long term meaningful outcomes for our community and region through two significant grant funding rounds.
10th January 2020

The Flinders Ranges Council has a rare and strategic opportunity to pursue long term meaningful outcomes for our community and region through two significant grant funding rounds, being the Drought Communities Programme (Round 2) and a new round of funding under the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme.

Council is seeking input from the community, individuals and organisations, on potential Council projects that will create long term benefit for the community.

DROUGHT COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME (ROUND 2)

Up to $1 million has been made available by the Commonwealth Government to fund projects that:

  • provide work for people whose employment has been impacted by drought
  • stimulate local community spending
  • use local resources, businesses and suppliers; and,
  • provide a long-lasting benefit to communities and the agricultural industries they depend on.

To be eligible, projects must:

  • be conducted within The Flinders Ranges Council area
  • meet project requirements*
  • include eligible activities and expenditure*
  • have at least $25,000 per application in eligible expenditure

*For further information go to: https://www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Drought-Communities-Programme-Extension

NATIONAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY COMMUNITY BENEFIT PROGRAMME

A further $2 million has been announced by the Commonwealth Government to fund projects that benefit Barndioota and surrounding communities.
The guidelines for this project have not yet been released, however, it is expected that they will be similar to the first round of funding, which required that the project demonstrate strong social and economic outcomes in and around Barndioota.

For further information on either of these funding opportunities, please contact Kathy Diener at The Flinders Ranges Council on 8620 0500 or 0498 486 019.
Project ideas should be submitted to Council on the form available on the Council website, which can be emailed to council@frc.sa.gov.au or delivered to Council at 1 Seventh Street, Quorn once completed.

Submissions must be received by COB on Friday 17th January 2020. It is expected that the submissions will be considered by Council on 21 January with a short list of project submitted to the Commonwealth for approval thereafter.


*** It should be noted that this Council process is to seek input into projects which Council would complete on behalf of the community. 

Proposal Forms are available here