Frequently asked questions

The guidelines refer to co-funding from non-NSW Government sources. Is local government considered NSW Government and is council co-funding eligible?

Council co-funding is eligible. This is an expected source of co-contribution for council applicants.

What level of detail is required in ‘Part C – Project Budget’ of the application form? 

Applicants should provide detail as best they can as this will support their application to be assessed as to whether the project is fully scoped and represents value for money.

Can an application market and promote multiple regions?

Yes, please mark ‘regional’ on page 2 of the application form.

Can eligible applicants submit more than one application?

Yes eligible applicants can submit a maximum of two applications.

Does the Fund allow for a wage component to be included in the project? For example, seven additional hours per week for an existing part-time employee or seven hours paid to a contractor to deliver the project on behalf of the organisation?

Yes

The Fund Fact Sheet suggests that the marketing project must be new. Can the project fund new elements of an existing campaign/strategy which would strengthen it and allow it to reach new markets?

Yes

Where on the application form do applicants include the amount they are requesting from the Fund? Part C Project Budget includes a section on project income, but it only shows the applicant’s funding and the co-funding. Where do I write how much we are requesting? 

The amount of funding an applicant is applying for is calculated as follows:

Funding request amount = total project expenditure - total project income (applicant co-funding and partner co-funding)

Is the grant amount including or excluding GST? The application form states that the project budget must be GST inclusive. Is the maximum amount of $50,000 including or excluding GST?

Project costs that in most cases should be supported by a quotation must be GST inclusive. Applicant and partner co-funding amounts should also be GST inclusive for consistency.

If the applicant is applying for the maximum grant amount of $50,000, their project budget should therefore be for $55,000.

Regarding the following requirement extracted from the Program Guidelines: Applications must contain some level of cash co-funding from non-NSW Government sources, in order to demonstrate and leverage local commitment to the proposed project. What is the percentage of cash co-funding required?

There is no minimum percentage of cash co-funding that is required. However, the level of co-funding is a selection criteria that applications are assessed against.