Community Partnership Program

Frequently Asked Questions

When do applications open?

Applications are open from Monday 2 May 2022 until midnight, Monday 23 May 2022. There will not be an opportunity to apply for grants outside of this period.

Does my organisation need an Australian Business Number (ABN)?

No.

Does my organisation need to be registered as a deductible gift recipient (DGR)?

No.

Does my organisation need to be located in the Latrobe Valley?

Applicants should be located in the Latrobe Valley, but will be considered from across the Gippsland region if the funded program will be of benefit to those living in the Latrobe Valley.

Does my application need to relate to funding for a local project?

Yes.  The Loy Yang B Community Partnership Program focuses on community projects taking place in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland, and only those projects that benefit our local community will be considered.

How much funding can I apply for?

During this round of funding we are supporting organisations in two ways:

Small, one-off grants of up to $5,000. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the capacity to contribute to the funding of the project/activity and the capacity to commence the project/activity within a 12 month timeframe from 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023.

Major partnerships: opportunities to work with organisations on larger projects for a number of years to deliver positive outcomes for our community. Larger amounts of money will be available to these groups for bigger projects, locked in for a set period.  

What is the difference between a small grant and a partnership?

A small grant is a single application for an amount of up to $5,000. This is a one-off payment to assist with a project or activity which will commence in the 12 months from 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023.

A partnership is a longer term arrangement under which we work with an organisation to achieve positive outcomes for the Latrobe Valley. We enter into a written agreement with our partners to set out the terms of what is expected from both the recipient and the sponsor.

Partnerships run for up to three years and see Loy Yang B make an annual payment to a group or organisation for an agreed amount each year (for example $20,000 per year for three years) to deliver a larger project. You are required to submit additional information to support your application for a partnership.

What additional information is needed if I am applying for a partnership?

If you are applying for a partnership, you will need to supply additional information to what is on the application form. This information should be submitted to sponsorship@loyyangb.com  after submission of your community partnerships application form.

The information we require is:

  • What you would like the partnership to look like;
  • A plan on how your project will be delivered each year;
  • A budget breakdown of how and where funds will be spent;
  • A plan on how your organisation will contribute to the project.

Having already secured six major partners for a three year period in 2021, these opportunities are limited.

I didn't submit my application on time, can I still apply for funding after 23 May 2022?

No. If you did not submit your application on time you will need to make your submission in the 2023/24 round of community partnership funding which is scheduled to open in May 2023.

Can I apply for funding from Loy Yang B at any time?

No. Loy Yang B has moved to a once a year funding application process. Invitations for applications will be made once a year only, so please plan ahead.

How do I submit my application?

All applications are accepted online only via this application form.

When will I hear back about the status of my application?

Upon submission, you will receive email confirmation that your application has been received. We will contact you during July 2022 to let you know whether or not your application has been successful.

Can I ask a different question?

Sure, email us: sponsorship@loyyangb.com.

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