Council Donation and Event Support Program

Lachlan Shire Council regularly receives requests for assistance from organisations and individuals. However, Council’s resources are limited and it is not feasible to fund all applications. It is important that Council maintain a consistent, transparent and equitable approach to the consideration and distribution of donations. 

Council will consider provision of assistance by way of donation or in-kind support to local cultural, education, sport, welfare organisations and individuals where in the Council’s opinion, the application fulfils a community need. 

Applications for assistance shall be considered on their merits, considering the circumstances in each case, the availability of funds in Council’s adopted budget, the guidelines of the Community Donation and Event Support Policy and provisions of the Local Government Act 1993. 

In most instances, applicants shall only receive financial or in-kind support once per financial year; however, Council may consider additional meritorious applications on written request. 

No application is guaranteed support or that the full amount requested will be approved.

Council will open and advertise for applications to the Community Donation and Event Support Program twice per year.

All applications are encouraged to be submitted during the funding rounds.

Under exceptional circumstances Council may, at its discretion, consider applications received outside of the funding rounds.

Round 1: Opens 1 March and closes 15 April each year. Applicants notified end of May.

Round 2: Opens 1 August and closes 15 September each year. Applicants notified end of October.

Community Donation and Event Support Policy

The Donation Policy explains more about applying for a donation through Council, if you wish to learn more click on the link.

Community Donation and Event Support Policy(PDF, 978KB)

Community Donation and Event Support Guidelines

Funding Application Forms

The Funding Application form is to be submitted for all funding round applications and for all requests for financial support.

Funding Application Form(PDF, 140KB)

If you have any queries regarding in kind support, please can contact the events team at

In Kind Application Form(PDF, 529KB)



If you want to talk to someone from Council, please call 02 6895 1900.