*** Please note: Applications for 2023/24 funding has closed ***

About this funding opportunity

The Local Services Plans - Community-led Support Fund (LSP-CSF) is a funding opportunity established in July 2023 by the Australian Government. It aims to improve community services and address social issues in former Cashless Debit Card (CDC) locations, including Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Shires of Laverton, Leonora, Menzies and Coolgardie. 

The Goldfields region has been allocated funding to be awarded to successful applicants that align their projects with the Goldfields Local Services Plan via the Local Services Plans - Community-led Support Fund for 2023/24.

Background

In September 2022 the Australian Government passed theSocial Security (Administration) Amendment (Repeal of Cashless Debit Card and Other Measures) Act 2022 to abolish the CDC program. 

The Act required the Department of Social Services to prepare Local Services Plans for improving community services and addressing social issues in former CDC locations, including the Goldfields. 

As a result, the LSP-CSF was created to allocate funding to local community organisationsfor projects which align with one or more priorities outlined in the Local Services Plan. 

Grant details

In partnership with the Department of Social Services, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is inviting applications for the first Local Services Plans - Community-led Support Fund grant round. 

Funding is available for eligible grant activities including, but not limited to: 

  • The expansion of existing local services (e.g. wrap-around supports, emergency and/or financial relief)
  • Delivery of necessary support services identified through actions in the Local Services Plan (e.g. emergency relief, and financial, literacy and gambling support)
  • Administration costs, including reporting

Ineligible grant activities include the following:  

  • Projects that have already commenced or are completed
  • Purchase of land
  • Wages not related to the direct delivery of the funded activity
  • Major capital expenditure
  • Costs incurred in the preparation of a grant application or related documentation
  • Subsidy of general ongoing administration of an organisation such as electricity, phone and rent
  • Major construction / capital works
  • Overseas travel; and 
  • Activities for which other Commonwealth, state, territory or local government bodies have primary responsibility

Purpose of the grant

  • Provide short-term funding that meets the immediate needs identified in the Local Services Plan
  • Supports the improvement of support services that align with community needs

Who can apply

Applications are open to service providers, organisations and stakeholders with activities located in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Leonora, Laverton, Menzies, Kambalda and Coolgardie.

Application support

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the City’s appointed consultant, Quippe Consulting, prior to lodging an application. Quippe Consulting will provide assistance and capacity-building support to maximise the potential of all applications.

For further support and general information, contact Holly Phillips on 0417 189 258. or holly@quippeconsulting.com

Key dates

  • Applications are closed
  • All projects must be completed by 30 June 2024

How to submit
Applications have closed.

Quick links

Application Process

Local Services Plans - Community-led Support Fund - Applicant Guide

Local Services Plans - Community-led Support Fund - Proposal Creation Checklist

Local Services Plans - Community-led Support Fund - Proposal to Spend Monies

Goldfields Local Services Plan

Community-led Support Fund Information Poster


Community-led Support Fund News

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, on behalf of the Department of Social
Posted 01 August 2023 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, on behalf of the Department of Social Services, Announces Funding Opportunity for Community-led Initiatives in Goldfields Region

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, in partnership with the Department of Social Services, invites applications for funding to areas of the Goldfields region as part of the 2023/24 Local Services Plans - Community-led Support Fund (LSP-CSF).

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