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

Community Grants Applications 

Community Grants funding is available in two categories: Community Projects and Arts and Heritage. Some of the grants require a dollar-for-dollar contribution, half of which can be a non-monetary, in-kind contribution.

Grants are available to community groups, clubs, facility managers, event managers and, for some arts and heritage grants, individuals.

Council offers two rounds of applications each financial year, generally opening in January and June.


Please read the guidelines below and call our Community Development Officer on 03 5153 9500 if you have any questions.

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

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Grant Opening and Closing Dates

We're currently reviewing our community grants program.

Community Grants

View the the Community Projects links below to apply. If you have not applied before you will need to register your details on the SmartyGrants system before you begin.

Arts and Heritage Grants

We have available grants for:

  • 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

To find out more or to apply view our current grants.

Previous funding recipients

Reading about past projects that have received funding can help you with project ideas, or give you an understanding of the types of things we fund.

Approved projects 2020-21 - Round Two

Approved projects 2019-20

If you would like to view previous approved projects or have any questions please contact the Community Development Officer.

East Gippsland Grant Finder

We are excited to partner with Grant Guru to provide the ‘East Gippsland Grant Finder’ to all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals. This site provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available to you from many sources including; State and Federal Government, corporate and philanthropic.

Our free service means you will never miss a grant opportunity again.

You can register to receive email alerts for new grants, save your favourites and access tips to help you apply for grants.

For more information, visit the East Gippsland Grant Guru portal.

Grant application information regarding land manager consent

The Assets and Environment directorate has developed a new process for the community or property owners to apply for land manger consent.

Land Manager consent is required for any works on Council-owned or managed land. It is also required for grant applications where the grant works or event will be conducted on Council-owned or managed land                          .

Grant application support letters will be assessed by the Manager Community Facilities & Open Spaces.

Click here for grant information pertaining to your application.

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