Facility Improvement Fund Application Form

Guidelines and Important Information

Who can Apply?

Applications are restricted to Section 355 Facility Management Committees of Tamworth Regional Council.

What can the funds be spent on?

Any capital project that displays community consensus and community benefit.

What is the maximum amount of money available to each group?

Funding available through this program is limited and Council will be endeavouring to support projects which provide maximum community benefit. Council’s contribution to each project will not exceed $10,000.00.

Does Council require matching funding or matching in-kind support?

Yes; Section 355 Committees must be able to match the amount they are requesting either through providing matching funding, matching in-kind support or a combination of both. Projects which contain a higher level of community contribution may receive a higher priority.

Will Council provide the exact amount of funding asked for?

Not necessarily; Council reserves the right to provide all, part or none of the funding requested in each individual application.

Completing the application

All questions within the application must be completed. Council requests that photographs of the project site along with quotation for the works are included in the application. Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered for funding; this includes the absence of costing and quotes.

Who makes the final decision about how the funds will be distributed?

Once all applications have been received, they will be summarised and a determination made at an Ordinary
Meeting of Council.

What happens after the Council meeting?

All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Following the Council meeting, all Committees who lodged an application will be advised of the outcome of their submission; those who are successful will be advised of the amount allocated and the method of accessing the funds.

Project completion

It is expected that projects will be completed by 30 June 2020. Should a project not be completed by this date, the Committee must notify Tamworth Regional Council. Projects that have not commenced by this date will forfeit any funding allocated through the Facility Improvement Fund.


Following completion of the approved project, the Committee is required to complete and submit an Acquittal
Form together with photos of the completed project.

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Congratulations to the successful 2019-2020 applicants as follows:

Attunga Recreation Ground Committee 

AED for Attunga Recreation Ground $767.00

Barraba Showground Management Committee
Repair and Replace Pavilion Flooring, Piers and Guttering $10,000.00

Duri Progress Association
Duri Sportsground Seating $6,000.00

Gowrie Progress Association
Improved Water Supply and Makeover Inside Community Hall $5,140.00

Grey Fergie Tractor Muster Committee
Historic Hay Press Shelter $2,000.00

Hanging Rock Community Hall
Hanging Rock Hall North Annex - Concreting Outside Area $3,939.00

Kootingal Recreational Reserve Committee
Kootingal Tennis Court LED Lighting Renewal $8,007.05

Manilla Showground Committee
A new ticket box for Manilla Showground $4,545.00

Somerton War Memorial Hall and Recreation Grounds Committee
Hall BBQ Area Development – BBQ and Lighting $2,000.00

Tamworth and District Model Engineers Inc.
AED for Victoria Park Precinct $1,925.00

Tamworth Regional Film and Sound Archive Committee
Data Projector $300.00