Ararat Rural City Council

Community Support Grants provide funding to clubs, organisations and community groups for the provision of programs, projects, activities, and events that deliver outcomes for the benefit of Ararat Rural City. Grants are available under the following categories:

  • Sports and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing – Innovative or new projects that increase opportunities for participation in recreation and physical activity. Projects that increase access to sport and recreation for all demographics (women, people with disabilities, juniors etc.) and that address inequity through free or low-cost programs are highly encouraged
  • Culture and Arts – Community art projects that support the development of quality arts initiatives and or/increase involvement and access to arts and culture for the community
  • Environment and Sustainability – Projects or activities that protect or enhance the local environment or work towards improving sustainability
  • Festivals and Events – Seed funding: supports the development of new events that demonstrate a strong community focus
    Growth funding: supports existing events that demonstrate sustainability (financially and socially), have operated for more than three years, that provide significant benefits to the municipality and are able to provide post-event report from previous events to illustrate achieved outcomes and continuous improvement

Applications will be accepted until 31st August, 2021. We strongly encouraged applicants to contact Council’s Recreation and Community Development Officer on 5355 0200.

For more information and to apply click here.

 

City of Ballarat Community Grants

The City of Ballarat is currently seeking applications for its three grant programs – do you have a great idea that needs some funding to get off the ground? Take a look at these opportunities.

  • The Community Impact Grants supports community groups and organisations to run projects, programs, events and other activities, or to buy needed equipment to promote community outcomes in:
    • environmental sustainability
    • healthy, connected and inclusive communities
    • promoting community-focused economic outcomes, innovation and resilience
    Grants of up to $20,000 are available. Applications close at 5pm on 30 August.
  • The Tourism Events Grants support and attract events which:
    • increase tourism visitation
    • support Ballarat’s liveability and build community pride
    • contribute to building the city’s perception, improving Ballarat’s competitive strengths and unique qualities

Grants of up to $20,000 are available. Applications are accepted year-round.

  • The Strategic Partnership Grants provide funding to organisations or businesses to run projects that deliver on strategic objectives and actions in the Council Plan, Health and Wellbeing Plan and other plans and strategies endorsed by Council. These partnerships are few in number and will only be awarded to well-established organisations that have a proven record of delivering relevant programs, projects or activities.

Strategic Partnership Grants will be considered for requests exceeding $20,000.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm 30 August 2021.
For more information and to apply click here.

 

Golden Plains Shire Council

The Golden Plains Shire Community Grants Program provides funding annually to community groups and organisations.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available in four categories:

  • Healthy active living – Healthy Active Living Grants are available to assist incorporated groups and organisations undertake sport, recreation, health and wellbeing projects that directly benefit the Golden Plains Shire Community.
  • Creative community – Creative Community Grants are available to assist incorporated group and organisations to undertake arts and culture projects within Golden Plains Shire that directly benefit the Golden Plains Shire Community.
  • Environment and sustainability – The Environment and Sustainability Grants Program offers grants to assist incorporated groups, organisations and individuals to undertake environmental and sustainability projects on public and private land within Golden Plains Shire. 
  • Community Safety – Community Safety Grants are available assist incorporated groups and organisations to undertake projects within Golden Plains Shire which increase the community’s capacity, resilience and connection to plan for, deal with and recover from emergencies or ongoing risks.

We strongly encouraged applicants to contact councils Community Partnership officer before applying on 5220 7220 or via communitygrants@gplains.vic.gov.au

Applications open on 1 September and closes on 30 September 2021.
For more information and to apply click here.

 

Hepburn Shire Community Grants

This funding program links to the Hepburn Shire Council Plan. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate how their project links to the program objectives in one of the five Community Grants Program categories.
These include:

  • Active and Engaged Communities (up to $2,500)
  • Quality Community Infrastructure (including small equipment) (up to $2,500)
  • Sustainable Environments (up to $2,500)
  • Children’s Program (up to $2,500)
  • Charitable Purposes (up to $2,000)

Prospective applicants should read the Program Guidelines and contact the appropriate Council Officer prior to submitting an application – refer to guidelines for contact details.

Round 2 applications open Friday 1st October, 2021. Find out more.

 

Moorabool Shire Council

The Moorabool Shire Community Grants Program opened on Sunday 1st August, offering funds to support local groups and organisations in the delivery of community projects and events.

Applications from individuals, community groups and organisations are encouraged to apply under the following grant categories:

  • Community Strengthening – Community programs, activities or initiatives, capital improvements and small projects
  • Community Events – Events that showcase local talent, provide public entertainment, foster community participation, connectedness and diversity
  • Community Arts and Culture – Support for community groups in reducing expenditure on gas and electricity and providing opportunities to raise awareness of environmental issues to the broader community in different ways
  • Community Development Fund – Support for community infrastructure projects that have significant impact on community development, liveability and wellbeing throughout the Shire
  • Sustainability and Environmental Engagement Grants – Support community groups in reducing expenditure on gas and electricity appliances, investing in sustainability measures such as solar hot water and solar panels and providing opportunities to raise awareness of environmental issues to the broader community in different ways.

Applicants are required to speak to our Connected Communities team prior to making an application.

Applications close on Tuesday 31st August. For more information and to apply click here.

 

Pyrenees Shire Community Grants

The Pyrenees Shire Council recognises the important contribution made by not-for-profit and community groups across the Pyrenees Shire. Council will provide financial assistance to groups located in or servicing people living in the Pyrenees Shire, through the provision of the Community Grants Program.

Grant rounds are currently closed. Find out more here.