The Community Grants Program aims to assist community groups to undertake a wide range of activities that contribute to the social, educational, recreational, environmental and community development aspects of the local communities surrounding the Dargues Gold Mine. Grants of up to $3,000 (GST Inc.) are available to eligible applicants. The aim of these grants is to support organisations that provide specific sustainable outcomes which have long lasting benefit/s to the wider community.

Eligibility

Consideration will be given to pursuing community partnership with projects which:

  • Are within Majors Creek, Araluen, Braidwood and surrounding communities;
  • Indiscriminately benefit the whole or a wide section of the local community;
  • Provide enduring value to the community;
  • Are recognised charities, disadvantaged groups, not-for-profit organisations, community or educational projects; and
  • Fundraising events such as dinners, cultural events or local sporting activities.

Exclusions

Generally, the following will not be considered for community partnership funding:

  • Political organisations or campaigns;
  • Projects which, in the opinion of the Dargues Gold Mine, are the responsibility of Federal, State or Local Government;
  • Organisations who have previously received grant funding but have not properly acquitted the previous funding agreement;
  • Applications submitted after the closing date;
  • Projects that are for commercial benefit; and
  • Retrospective activities or events.

If you believe your project or organisation meets the criteria and you wish to apply for a grant, please complete the following application.

Applying for Community Grants Program

  • Applications for this round of funding are accepted between 30 September 2019 and 28 October 2019.
  • Organisations can submit only one application at a time and acknowledge that the Dargues Gold Mine may not necessarily fund the whole of the requested grant, depending on evaluation of the application and the funds available.
  • Projects must provide benefit to a significant number of community members.
  • Applicants must detail how the project will be funded and delivered.
  • Organisations must agree to expend grant monies only in accordance with the successful grant project application.
  • The project must be based within the local community.
  • Organisations may attach any information or documents which you feel may help with the assessment of this application for funding. Original documents are not to be included, as they will not be returned.

Conditions of the Application

  • The project must demonstrate forward planning, be well organised and include ongoing support from the organisation.
  • Offer of a grant by the Dargues Gold Mine in no way implies any ongoing funding commitment or obligation.
  • No information will be divulged regarding progress of applications prior to grant announcements.
  • The Dargues Gold Mine or its delegates will be entitled to view a grant project at any time.
  • Environmental projects must consider the current regulations of relevant land managers and government authorities when preparing an application. Projects involving revegetation must submit a list of plant species.
  • All applications are kept confidential by the Dargues Gold Mine while being assessed.