Council offers financial support to community organisations

Published on 11 January 2021

Photo of members of Cessnock Country Women's Association (CWA) wearing CWA aprons and standing in front of a table with food on it

Cessnock Country Women's Association were a 2020-21 Rates Subsidy recipient

Council is offering financial support in the form of a Rates Subsidy to local not-for-profit community organisations.

The subsidy of up to 50% is designed to recognise the value of community organisations and help with the delivery of their services and activities to the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) community.

To be eligible, organisations must meet the principles of Council’s Rates Subsidy Policy, complete the Rate Subsidy application and provide all the required supporting documentation.

Applications for the 2021-22 financial year subsidy must be lodged with Council by 19 March 2021. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 1 June 2021.

Potential applicants should read our Rates Subsidy Policy and contact Council customer services on 02 4993 4100 prior to lodging an application.