Community Support Program

The program offers funding to charitable and not-for-profit organisations for the benefit of the community. The Community Support Program (CSP) is administered by Torquay Community Enterprise Ltd.

Community Support Program Guidlines

The program offers funding to charitable and not-for-profit organisations for the benefit of the community. The Community Support Program (CSP) is administered by Torquay Community Enterprise Ltd.

Applications for CSP’s are open all year and are designed to target funds in ways that are responsive to community needs.

Applications can fall into two categories;

Emergency Donations

  • Emergency donations are access to free money given with no perceived benefits to the Enterprise, and available at short notice.

Partnerships

  • Partnerships supported under this program are required to increased brand awareness, communication of key messages and increased customer base for the Enterprise.

To Be Eligible

  • Charitable and not-for-profit organisations with an ABN.
  • Funding supporting Torquay, Jan Juc, Bellbrae, Connewarre or Freshwater Creek areas.
  • Projects and activities must offer clear public benefit to our communities, building social capital and supporting community welfare.
  • Over $2,000 funding requests considered (invoice inc. of GST)
  • Your group has not received funding the year prior (no recurrent requests)
  • Currently, preference will be given to projects that support:
    • Community emergencies
    • Community capacity building projects
    • Cultural and arts initiatives
    • Environmental conservation and awareness

 

How to Apply

To be considered for a CSP funding, all applications must be completed and submitted online via the TCE website.

Additional information may be requested from TCE to support any application.

Community Support Program Guidlines

All funding recipients will be notified of an outcome within 60 days from lodging your application with TCE.

TCE require all successful applicants to:

  • Receive TCE funding cheque at an agreed time and venue
  • Confirm your project/program start date with TCE
  • Provide a tax invoice 30 days prior to project start date
  • Deposit cheque within four weeks of being received to avoid cancellation.
  • Projects must be expended within six months from cheque being deposited
  • Promote TCE in the local Community, inclusive but not limited to;
    1. TCE logo placement on your advertising collateral, event / facility signage, website, and social media
    2. Acknowledge TCE support in communications to Community / your members
  • Invite TCE and sponsors to project launch event, or other Community/member functions to promote the program
  • Provide insights and stories for a joint media press release
  • Supply TCE with high resolution images and photos from your project/event
  • Complete an acquittal report at the conclusion of your project, outlining expenditure, community benefit deliverables, and TCE branding exposure.

Should any conditions or delivery of your project change following TCE granting your group funding, please contact TCE Board members immediately.

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