Can-Do & Disability Access and Inclusion Grant Assessments

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Please complete the survey below at your earliest convenience.

This time allows for any issues you raise to be addressed prior to our meeting next week. Please let the Grants Officer know about any conflicts of interest as soon as possible.

The City of Canning’s Community Grants Program provides financial assistance to groups, individuals and organisations for initiatives which enrich the cultural, social, environmental and economic opportunities for the Canning community.

More than $200,000 in grants are offered by the City to assist the community to help deliver objectives identified by the Canning community during recent consultation for the Strategic Community Plan.

The community's aspirations for Canning are captured in the Strategic Community Plan: Our City: Our Future.


Please complete the survey below at your earliest convenience.

This time allows for any issues you raise to be addressed prior to our meeting next week. Please let the Grants Officer know about any conflicts of interest as soon as possible.

The City of Canning’s Community Grants Program provides financial assistance to groups, individuals and organisations for initiatives which enrich the cultural, social, environmental and economic opportunities for the Canning community.

More than $200,000 in grants are offered by the City to assist the community to help deliver objectives identified by the Canning community during recent consultation for the Strategic Community Plan.

The community's aspirations for Canning are captured in the Strategic Community Plan: Our City: Our Future.


Can-Do and DAI Assessment March 2020 round

The Grants Officer has assessed eligibility of the applications before you. It is your task to assess the applications against the published criteria so these can be ranked. This ranking provides a summary overview of the panel's views. You will have the opportunity to contribute any wider context or discussion at the assessment meeting. 

You can save the survey at the end of each page and return to it to complete. 

Additionally, you can nominate to part fund an application. Please use this option sparingly. This question is optional, so no need to complete. 

There is insufficient budget to fund all requests before this panel. Please use your rankings so that there is a clear difference between activities.

Please use the following as a guide when ranking projects:

Very Happy - This delivers to a very high standard - A
Happy - This delivers to a reasonable standard - B
Neutral -  I'm ok if everyone else wants to support this one - C
Unhappy - This falls short of what I expect - D
Very unhappy - This should not be supported by a grant - F

This way, we hope to fund A applications. Where budget permits, B and then C applications will be supported. Please apply the selection criteria as published when ranking applications. This ensures a fair and transparent process. 

Can-Do Grants – up to $5,000
There are two rounds each financial year. Applicants may apply once to each round (irrespective of any applications to other grant categories).

The applicant will contribute cash and/or in-kind with a value of 50% of the funding request i.e. to receive a grant of $5,000 the applicant must demonstrate an in-kind contribution of$2,500 or more towards the activity to be funded.

The ‘Can-Do’ grants supports a comprehensive range of activities wanted and needed by the Canning community. Activities which are closed to the wider community are not eligible for support e.g. an activity on school grounds open to current students and their families only; an event hosted by a church promoted to the congregation only.

The activity may have a clearly defined target audience but will be in support of an inclusive, safe and vibrant community in the City of Canning e.g. a school festival promoted and open to the neighbourhood; a Christmas Carol event promoted to the wider community as well the members of the church organising the event.

(Community gardens or physical changes to City of Canning facilities or land should be submitted under the Sport, Recreation and Community – Facilities Grants.)

The following types of activities will be considered for support (Please note these are no longer separate grant rounds and all fall under the Can - Do Grants category. The information below is a guide to help you write your grant application).

Community Initiatives
Support for activities which address community issues (such as safety, community sustainability, increased social cohesion, accessibility etc.) and encourages any of the following:
•Increased participation by the community.
•Increased sustainability of community services (e.g. more members, more attendance,improved viability etc.).
•Skills improvement for volunteers to help develop local community organisations,and/or
•Response to local needs and issues making a positive contribution to community life inthe City of Canning, such as supporting the needs of young people, people with adisability, sustainability, seniors or Indigenous or CaLD communities.

Arts
Support for activities which increase community participation in arts activities within the City of Canning. Include relevant support materials which will help the panel understand your activity and demonstrate your ability to deliver e.g. bios of workshop presenters/performers, running order, synopsis for a book or performance, financing strategy for any large scale activities etc.

Reconciliation
Support for activities which build relationships of respect and trust between Canning’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and our non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Applications for Reconciliation week and NAIDOC week events are encouraged.

Your proposal must outline the consultation process with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the development of your proposal.

Events and Festivals
The Events and Festival Grant helps community events and festivals which are open and free to the public taking place in the City of Canning. Include a running order to help describe your event.

Disability Access and Inclusion – up to $5,000
There are two rounds each financial year. Applicants may apply once to each round (irrespective of any other applications to other grant categories).

The applicant will contribute cash and/or in-kind with a value of 50% of the funding request i.e. to receive a grant of $5,000 the applicant must demonstrate an in-kind contribution of $2,500 or more towards the activity to be funded.

The Disability Access and Inclusion grant supports activities and/or enables access, inclusion and participation of people with disability, their families and carers in activities offered by not-for-profits clubs and associations. Your proposal must outline the consultation process with the participants in the development of your proposal to ensure the activity is wanted and suitable for their needs.

Two types of applications are invited:
• Standalone activities which meet the grant objectives.
• A complementary grant which will provide additional support to make an activity more inclusive. This may be awarded in addition to any other City of Canning grant and should be applied for at the same time and on the same application form. 


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