Engagement has concluded
Policy adopted by Council.
At its meeting on Tuesday 25 June 2019, Council resolved to:
A. Note the submissions received on the draft Community Grants and Partnerships Policy.
B. Adopt the Community Grants and Partnerships Policy.
C. Rescind the following policies:
a. Grants and Sponsorship Policy – PL 011 (former Warringah).
b. Direct Financial Assistance – Community Service Organisations Policy – No 45 (former
c. Community and Cultural Grants Policy – C71 (former Manly).
View the Council minutes(External link), Item 14.1, page 9
Report to Council
There is a report going to Council on Tuesday 25 June 2019 recommending that the Draft Community Grants and Partnerships Policy be adopted.
The Council Meeting will be held at 6pm at the Dee Why Civic Centre.
View the Council Agenda and report(External link), Item 14.1, page 113.
View the Draft Policy(External link) in attachment 1, page 118.
For requests to address Council please visit our webpage(External link).
Thank you for your interest
Submissions on the draft policy are now closed. All submissions will be considered by Council as part of completing this project.
This webpage will be updated when the policy is to be presented to Council with results of the engagement.
Have your say
Public exhibition of the draft Community Grants and Partnerships Policy has commenced.
- Read the background information
- View the draft policy
- Read the FAQs
How to have your say
- Complete the submission form (note: engagement has concluded)
- In writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked 'Submission - draft Community Grants and Sponsorship Policy – March 2019'
- Submissions closed Sunday 5 May 2019
The draft Policy provides an overarching framework to guide the management of grants and sponsorship requests and further the achievement of the outcomes and vision of Northern Beaches Community Strategic Plan - SHAPE 2028. The legislative context is outlined as well as the overriding principles that direct the programs established by Council.
The principles set the scene for an equitable, open and orderly process for providing assistance to the community. They provide for greater accessibility to funding and ensures transparency around the provision of financial assistance across the Northern Beaches. It also provides for greater recognition of the contribution Council makes to supporting organisations that contribute to social, cultural, environmental and economic life of the Northern Beaches.The draft Policy also recognises the importance of the program guidelines and the governance framework they provide for administering the programs. It establishes that the guidelines will be reviewed annually along with the outcomes of the program by Strategic Reference Groups. This ensures the programs are agile and adaptable to emerging needs of the community.
- What is a grant?
- What principles guide Council’s grants and partnership programs?
- What are Council’s current grant programs?
- Where can I find information about Council’s current grant programs?
- Which policies will be repealed with the adoption of the new policy?
- What is the time frame for the Grants and Partnerships Policy review?