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

New grants program!

Community Infrastructure Grant Program

Our Community Infrastructure Grant Program provides funding opportunities for East Gippsland based community groups and organisations.

Through this program the Shire will support a wide range of infrastructure projects that provide a high level of benefit to the East Gippsland Community.

There is only one funding round for these grants.

Applications close Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 5.00 pm.

The projects for which funds are being applied for must start after 1 April 2022 and be completed by 1 June 2023.

Applications need to be submitted and acquitted through SmartyGrants, an online grants management program.

You can save your application, it does not need to be completed in one sitting.

Council staff can help support you to make an application.

It is strongly recommended that applicants contact the Projects Grant Officer before starting their application on (03) 5153 9500.

Community Infrastructure Grant Program Guidelines

Application form on SmartyGrants

Guidelines for Community Grants program

There have been significant changes to the Community Grants Program, please read the guidelines below and call the 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

2021/22 Round 2 grant applications open 5 January 2022 and close 2 March 2022.

Projects will commence after notification in May.

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.

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.

The RADES Program is currently not open.

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.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022