Finance / Grants
The Council prepares a five-year rolling budget each year. The proposed budget is advertised in local papers and placed on display for public information and/or comment prior to formal adoption by council in mid to late June.
Council's Community Grants Program is held in May and October of each year.
Guidelines & Application Form (PDF, 200.77 KB)
Activity Report Form (PDF, 72 KB)
For further information, including closing dates for each round, please contact our Customer Service Staff on (03) 5349 1100.
Community groups and sporting clubs often require a funding application to be submitted by Council to assist with facility developments and upgrades. Council is required to address certain information in a funding application and the checklist available below outlines the suggested planning process. It has been developed to ensure that potential funding applications are planned properly and have the best chance of being funded in what is a very competitive environment. If you are planning a facility development or upgrade, download the form and work through the checklist with your committee. Contact the appropriate council officer early in the planning stages as it is important that they are aware of your project to allow them to identify the most appropriate funding source and provide advice throughout the planning phase. If you require further information or assistance please contact our Manager Community Wellbeing on (03) 5349 1100.
Club Project Checklist (PDF, 261 KB)