Letter of Support Requests

Council’s formal support for specific programs, projects and events within the shire could be a significant factor in groups or individuals securing funding support from a range of sources such as government, private benefactors, community banks, or sporting codes.

Council receives requests for letters of support for a diverse range of projects, many relating to applications for grant funding.

Letters of support are provided for projects, programs and initiatives that align with Council’s strategic priorities and values.

Projects that affect Council owned assets

These projects have the potential to impact Council’s asset register, maintenance works schedules, and long-term financial plans and budgets.

Council’s Community Strategic Plan outlines Council’s strategic objectives, explaining what the organisation is working towards, and how those goals will be achieved during the Council term.

Letters of support involving Council assets must link with the Community Strategic Plan objectives.


How to request a letter of support

To request a letter of support you should provide sufficient information to enable Council to make an informed decision to either support, or decline, your request.

All requests will be assessed in a fair, equitable and unbiased manner. Requests must align with the strategic objectives outlined in the Community Strategic Plan

Requests should be addressed to:

The General Manager

Lachlan Shire Council

P O Box 216


Or emailed to:


Please note requests must be submitted in a timely manner to enable evaluation to be undertaken.


Letters of support will not be provided if;

  • The objectives of the request do not align with Council’s Community Strategic Plan.
  • Council is applying for funding from the same funding body and it is considered the   project will be in direct competition with Council’s application.
  • Council operates the same, or similar, program.
  • There is an expectation to continue the project beyond the specified timeframe.
  • Contributions, not approved in advance by Council, are required.