To be eligible for a Triennial Operational Grant you must:
- be committed to providing direct benefits to residents of the City of Boroondara (local organisations are prioritised)
- be not-for-profit, as classified by the Australian Tax Office in the Income Tax Assessment Act (1936)
- be a legally constituted entity (e.g. a co-operative, incorporated association, company or company limited by guarantee)
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN), or complete a Statement by Supplier form, or hold an exemption from registration
- have a committee of management that accepts responsibility for the administration of the grant
- hold a public liability insurance policy to cover the staff, members and the general public to $20 million and workers compensation and volunteers insurance
- not have its own grant giving program or fundraising program that provides money to finance another organisation's community initiatives
- have satisfactorily accounted to Council for the expenditure of any previous Council grants (if relevant)
- comply with all other relevant Australian and Victorian legislation, including:
- accounting and auditing requirements
- equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws
- human rights laws
- privacy, confidentiality and freedom of information laws
- registration or accreditation of professional employees
- preparation and dissemination of annual reports.
- have an adequate risk management plan in place (as required)
- for festivals and events, the proposed activity must have been running for at least 2 years before it is eligible.
The following will not be funded:
- individuals and private profit-making organisations
- applications from organisations or groups that own or operate poker machines, explicitly promote sports betting or meet in venues that promote gaming.
- funding requests that Council considers are the funding responsibility of other levels of government
- applications from primary or secondary schools
- organisations that receive Non Competitive Triennial Funding
- applications from registered political parties
- projects or activities run by (or involvement with) political or religious groups seeking to promote core beliefs
- funding of prizes, sponsorships, donations or gifts
- projects that have been or are being funded by other parts of Council
- interstate or overseas travel.