Applications for The Hills 2010 Community Development and Support Expenditure Scheme (CDSE) are now open.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Peter Dimbrowsky said that he encourages all local community services groups, including sporting groups to apply.
“The CDSE Scheme provides vital funding that will assist service organisations to support local community development and community service needs,” Mayor Dimbrowsky said.
“In 2009, a total of about $130,000 was allocated to local community groups and projects and I hope that lots of local community projects will want to get involved and apply so that they can reap the benefits of the funding that is available.”
The CDSE Scheme is a state-wide initiative that recognises Clubs’ significant financial support for projects and services that contribute to the wellbeing of their communities. Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue are required to contribute 0.75% of their profits to community projects and services through the CDSE Scheme. In turn, they receive dollar for dollar gaming tax deductions.
The Scheme is open to community-based organisations providing services and managing projects in community development to build capacity and to foster an inclusive community respecting diversity.
Local funds are limited and applicants are advised to look at how their project will meet the local priority needs.
Four registered clubs are involved in the CDSE Scheme in the Shire including Castle Hill RSL, The Hills Bowling Club, Dural Country Club and Baulkham Hills Sporting Club.
Information, funding priority paper and application forms are now available online at The Hills Shire Council’s website, under ‘grants and donations’.
A CDSE information session for community groups will be held at Baulkham Hills Sports Club on Wednesday 31 March 2010 at 10.30am . Please RSVP to Jessica Armistead 9762 1116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact Jessica on 9762 1116.