Funding Opportunities

DEM Funding

The DEM Fund provides financial assistance to Dowerin and surrounding community groups to conduct events and projects that are of benefit to their local community.

The purpose of the funding is to not replace funds that may be generated by volunteering at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, but rather provide an additional revenue stream for those clubs and organisations that cannot raise enough funds despite their best volunteering efforts.

Applications are invited during March and October each year for requests of up to $1000 for small projects or $5000 for large projects.

Each round will provide a total investment of $7500 into the local community.*

Successful Applicants

ROUND ONE

Dowerin Community Resource Centre

Kellerberrin Riding & Pony Club

ROUND TWO

West Yorkrakine Cricket Club
Goomalling Friends of the Cemetery
Cunderdin P&C

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Applications Open October 1st 2017

The DEM Fund provides financial assistance to Dowerin and surrounding community groups to conduct events and projects that are of benefit to their local community. The purpose of the funding is to not replace funds that may be generated by volunteering at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, but rather provide an additional revenue stream for those clubs and organisations that cannot raise enough funds despite their best volunteering efforts. Applications are invited during March and October each year for requests of up to $1000 for small projects or $5000 for large projects. Each round will provide a total investment of $7500 into the local community.

Applications are assessed on the following criteria:

  • Fit with DEM’s purpose and values.
  • Contribute to the improved economic, social and/or environmental wellbeing of local communities.
  • Promote rural areas as a good place to live, work and invest.
  • Have value, relevance and credibility to DEM and/or local communities.

In order to meet our objectives, it is DEM’s policy not to fund the following:

  • Requests from individuals persons.
  • Fundraising events or individual or team requests which are focused on fundraising for a third party
  • Indirect fundraising activities, i.e. charity golf days, signage, advertising
  • 100% of the costs of any project
  • Government entities
  • Public or private companies
  • Political groups, parties or donations
  • Administration costs or activities requiring ongoing operating funds
  • Groups/events that do not directly benefit the local communities
  • Groups that do not provide volunteers for the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days.

Applications are welcomed from groups outside of Dowerin, as long as they fit the above criteria and are of a benefit to their local community/region.

*Dowerin Events Management are not required to allocate 100% of the funding available in each round

DEM Funding Application

  • Organisation Details

  • Bank Details

  • Project Details

  • Please provide a brief description of your project
  • How will this project benefit your community
  • How will the DEM funding be spent?
  • Other supporters and/or fundraising efforts