Community Grants

The Community Grants Program aims to recognise the importance of providing financial assistance to community groups, services and organisations located or operating within the Pyrenees Shire, to enable the provision of activities and events which promote community activity, achievement, participation and wellbeing.

Two funding rounds are held annually in May and October

The Community Grants Program target group comprises:

  • community groups, services and organisations located or operating within the Pyrenees Shire, for Shire residents;
  • community groups, services, organisations incorporated as a community organisation; and
  • non-profit community groups/organisations

Community Grants Guidelines and Application (Word Doc, 84 KB)
Community Grants Activity Report Form (Word Doc, 40 KB)

Other Available Grants 

John Wallis Foundation Small Grants
These grants of up to $3000 are open to projects in rural, regional and remote areas that address disadvantage and inequality. Applications close February 5, 2017. More information 

Local History Grants Program Now Open For 2016-17
The Local History Grants Program, managed by Public Record Office Victoria, is now accepting applications of up to $15,000. The program is about putting community organisations first, who do such a great job of collecting and preserving Victoria’s fascinating history. Previous grants covered the digitisation of Victorian records, the development of guided historic walking tours in Cornish Hill and Campbell’s Creek and the restoring of historic costumes from Bendigo. Applications close at 5pm on 31 January 2017. More information: 

Community war memorial and avenue of honour restoration grants

The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Grants up to $20,000 (excluding GST) are available. Further information is available online: Department of Premier and Cabinet website and applications close on 14 February 2017.

Funding Applications

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)

Page last updated: 12:51 PM, 17 January 2017
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