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Program overview

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The Shire Grants programs aims to support local community based groups, organisations and in some categories, individuals across the eight categories listed below.

 

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.

 

Shire Grants guidelines(PDF)

SmartyGrants program help guide (PDF)

Example Budget for a Community Project Grant

  

Dates

 

Grant Round Opens and applications can be submitted from:

Grant Round Closes and application need to be submitted by:

Projects, events and any funded activity needs to start after:

 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 at 9.00am

 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 at 4.00pm

 

2 May 2018

 

Following round: 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

 

 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

 

Mid October 2018

 

Grants Information Sessions

 

Come and talk to us about your project ideas. Information Sessions are informal and all are welcome to come and discuss how to best frame your project.

 

Bairnsdale Library - Wednesday 17 January from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Orbost Library - Tuesday 23 January from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Lakes Entrance Library - Thursday 1 February from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Benambra Neighbourhood House - Tuesday 6 February from 10:30am to 11:30am

Mallacoota Library and Service Centre - Wednesday 7 February from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Buchan Neighbourhood House - Tuesday 13 February from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

  

Community Grants

 

Click on the Community Projects link below to apply. The link takes you to the SmartyGrants application system. 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

 

 

 

Arts and Heritage Grants

 

Click on the category you would like to apply for below. The link takes you to the SmartyGrants application system.

 

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 

 

Funding for up to three years can be applied for through RADES.

 

 

 

Approved Projects 

 

Round 1 2017-18

 

Round 2 2016-17

 

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