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 Grant Programs

Rainbow Community Fund

Do you know of anyone out there who is helping to make a positive difference to Music, Arts, Community or the Environment in the Pyrenees and Ballarat communities? The Rainbow Serpent Festival’s $15,000 community grants program is now open for applications. For full application guidelines and to nominate an organisation or individual visit the Rainbow Serpent Festival website:

Nominations close on 24 November and winners will be notified on 5 January 2018.

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)

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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