Partnerships are an effective way to support community groups and the County in achieving community and strategic goals. The Community Partnership Program (CPP) is a policy and process which helps the County identify and prioritize appropriate partnerships. The CPP ensures a single entry-point into the County for proposals from groups and/or individuals, as well as a fair and consistent approach to reviewing, assessing and approving community proposals.
Currently, the County offers three community capital funding streams (Community Projects, Community Halls and Community Beautification) and funding agreements to support the operational management of community halls and fields.
Only proposals for projects taking place on County-owned property will be considered. Refer to the Community Partnership Program Policy for more details.
Proposals which relate to program or service delivery or opportunities which are outside the policy (e.g. large, multi-year infrastructure projects) are not eligible. The latter will require an exception to the policy by Council through a special staff report; these will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Eligible applicants include:
- a community-based Board of Directors on behalf of a not-for-profit, incorporated group/organization; or,
- an established community association or private sector business or organization in conjunction with a not-for-profit organization as the lead on the proposal.