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

The Ararat Wind Farm is proud to offer the sustainable community grants fund to provide financial support to promote community social and environmental sustainability initiatives for the benefit of the communities within the municipalities of Ararat, Northern Grampians and the Pyrenees. The total funds available for the Ararat Wind Farm Sustainable Grants Program 2017 is $65,000 shared across the three council areas. Applications will close at 5pm on Friday, August 25 2017. Late applications will not be considered. For information phone Ararat Rural City Council’s Community Development Co-ordinator on 5355 0257 or 0427 051 562.  More information and how to apply:


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)

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