Grant application deadline looms

Published on 09 May 2022


Community groups, organisations and individuals have only two weeks left to apply for the Council’s community grant programs.

Applications close on Monday 23 May, with funding available for events and festivals, arts, culture and recreation programs, equipment, facilities, environmental and community projects.

The Events and Festivals Grants Program offers up to $15,000, made up of a maximum of $10,000 grant funding and a maximum of $5,000 of in-kind support. It is intended for bigger events that increase visitation and stimulate economic activity in the Shire.

The Community Grants Program offers up to $2,000 towards community activities and events including workshops and equipment purchases, planning activities and the development of new community, leisure, cultural or recreational programs.

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 $2,500 (on a dollar-for-dollar basis) for environment and sustainability projects, including installation of energy and water saving items at community facilities.

The Berrybank Wind Farm Grants Program offers two new streams for funding to support beneficial community projects located within 75 kilometres of the development. In this first year a Berrybank Wind Farm Leverage Grant Program offers up to $25,000 will be made available to support a larger community project. The Berrybank Wind Farm Project Grants will also support community projects up to $10,000 in value.

A new Enabling Grants Program offers up to $5,000 to assist community groups to develop ‘shovel-ready projects’. 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.

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


For further enquiries about this release please contact Chris Rodda on 03 5593 7111.