Cut-off date for grant applications drawing near

Published on 24 April 2024

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Community groups, organisations and individuals have only weeks left to apply for the Council’s community grant programs . Applications close on Friday 13 May, with funding available for events and festivals, arts, culture and recreation programs, equipment, facilities, environmental and community projects .

The Community Grants Program offers up to $2,000 to community groups operating in the Corangamite Shire for:

  • development of new community, leisure, cultural or recreational programs;
  • community projects, activities or events;
  • workshops, planning activities (e.g. business  or project plan); or
  • purchase of equipment.

The Facility Grants Program offers up to $2,000 (on a dollar-for-dollar basis)  to Committees of Management and clubs or organisations whose primary function in the Shire is to help with facility improvements or equipment.

The Environment Support Grants Program offers up to $3,000 (on a dollar-for-dollar basis) for community groups, organisations and individuals to undertake environment and sustainability projects in the Shire. This could include projects related to climate change, sustainable agriculture and installation of energy and water-saving items at community facilities.

The Events and Festivals Grants Program (up to $7,000 inclusive of grant and in-kind for signature events and up to $3,000 inclusive of grant and in-kind for local events) support for bigger events that increase visitation and stimulate economic activity in the Shire.

The Enabling Grants Program offers up to $5,000 to assist community groups to develop ‘shovel-ready projects’ which are properly planned and costed, and for which project funding can then be sought. These grants can pay for business case preparation, scoping, community consultation, plans and drawings, permits and approvals or engagement of professional grant-writing or other assistance to secure project funding.

Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to call Council and find out which grant program is best suited to their project.

For more information, guidelines, application forms and finance forms, go to or call Council on 5593 7100 for a hardcopy.