Supporting community activities

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Community grants and affordable venues enable community groups to deliver a variety of activities that contribute to community wellbeing. A new draft Grants and Fee Scale Policy has been developed to provide a consistent and equitable framework for how Council supports community initiatives.


What's the policy about?

The draft Grants and Fee Scale Policy applies to two major areas of Council support for community initiatives:

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Community grants and affordable venues enable community groups to deliver a variety of activities that contribute to community wellbeing. A new draft Grants and Fee Scale Policy has been developed to provide a consistent and equitable framework for how Council supports community initiatives.


What's the policy about?

The draft Grants and Fee Scale Policy applies to two major areas of Council support for community initiatives:

  • Inner West Council Grants Program: project-based grants including community wellbeing, arts, community history and heritage, environment, recreation, multicultural and resident associations.
  • Scaled fee structures for reduced or waived fees and charges: applicable to the hire of indoor venues, parks, and street closure and occupation for resident street parties. (Currently also on exhibition).

If approved, it will replace the existing policies of Inner West Council, ensuring good governance and accountability.


View the draft policy

For more information please read the Draft Grant Program Guidelines (docx, 501KB) and the Draft Grant and Fee Scale Policy (doc, 231KB).


Have your say

Share your feedback on the draft Grants and Fee Scale Policy and the draft Guidelines:

Last day to provide feedback is Friday, 15 November 2019.


What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final policy where possible and considered by Council before it is adopted. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the draft 2020 Grants and Fee Scale Policy and draft 2020 Grants Program Guidelines will be considered by Council.

Consultation has concluded
  • Adopted by Council

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    4 months ago

    At its meeting on 3 March 2020 Council considered an engagement report and adopted the Grants and Fee Scale policy with minor changes.

    Do you want to know more? Read the Council report and view the meeting minutes.

    All adopted policies can be viewed on Council's policy page.

    At its meeting on 3 March 2020 Council considered an engagement report and adopted the Grants and Fee Scale policy with minor changes.

    Do you want to know more? Read the Council report and view the meeting minutes.

    All adopted policies can be viewed on Council's policy page.

  • Council meeting

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    3 months ago

    Your elected representatives will consider a post exhibition report for this project at the Council meeting on 25 February 2020. Want to know more view the Council agenda(External link).

    Your elected representatives will consider a post exhibition report for this project at the Council meeting on 25 February 2020. Want to know more view the Council agenda(External link).

  • What you told us

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    5 months ago

    Did you provide feedback on the Fees and Grants policy? Read what we heard. A report will be considered by Council at the 11 February 2020 Council meeting.

    Did you provide feedback on the Fees and Grants policy? Read what we heard. A report will be considered by Council at the 11 February 2020 Council meeting.