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Grants program overview

The grants programs aims to support local community based groups, organisations and in some categories, individuals.

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Guidelines for all categories

 

IMPORTANT: There have been significant changes to the Community Grants Program, please read the guidelines below and call Kathryn Macdonald, Community Development Officer on ( 03) 5153 9500 if you have any questions.

It is important to read the guidelines before starting your application.

 

Community Projects/Arts and Heritage and RADES 

Grants guidelines (PDF)

Community Projects Quick Response Grants Guidelines (PDF) 

SmartyGrants program help guide (PDF)

Example Budget for a Community Project Grant

Tips and planning for applying for any grant

  

Grant Opening and Closing Dates

 

Round 2 2019/2020

applications can be

submitted from:

 

Round 2 2019/2020

Closes and

application need to

be submitted by:

 

Funded activity

begins after:

 

Wednesday 8 January

2020

Wednesday 4 March

2020

 After mid May 2020
 

Round 1 2020/2021

applications can be

submitted from:

 

Round 1 2020/2021

Closes and

application need to

be submitted by:

 

Funded activity

begins after:

 

Wednesday 3 June

2020

 

Wednesday 5 August

2020

 

After mid October 2020

 

Grants Information Sessions

 

Program staff will be holding grants information sessions before the next round closes. These will be updated when confirmed. If you are unable to attend you can talk to us about your project ideas anytime. Please contact us and ask for Community Grants program staff on (03) 5153 9500.

Information Sessions are informal and all are welcome to come and discuss how to best frame your project.

 

Community Grants

 

Click on the Community Projects link below to apply. If you have not applied before you will need to register your details on the Smartygrants system before you begin.

 

 

Community Projects- up to $5,000

 

Community Projects Quick Response - up to $500

 

 

Arts and Heritage Grants

 

Click on the category you would like to apply for below.

 

Arts Grants - up to $5,000

 

Major Arts Grants - up to $10,000

 

Heritage Grants - up to $5,000

 

Quick Response Arts Grants - up to $500

 

 

Regional and District Events Sponsorship (RADES)

 

The Regional and District Events Sponsorship is for larger events that bring direct economic benefit to the region. The event would show a level of innovation and creativity to engage the community in new opportunities and experiences.

 

Funding can be applied for up to three years to help build an event to become self-sustainable. 

Regional and District Events Sponsorship - up to $10,000 

  

Approved projects 

 

Community Projects and Arts and Heritage Grants

Round 1 2019-2020

 

Community Projects and Arts and Heritage Grants

Round 2 2018-19

 

Community Project and Arts and Heritage Grants

Round 1 2018-19

 

Community Project and Arts and Heritage Grants

Round 2 2017-18  

 

Community and Arts and Heritage Grants

Round 1 2017-18

 

Community and Arts and Heritage Grants

Round 2 2016-17

 

 

 

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