Other grants

Many grants are available from the state and federal governments, benevolent organisations, trusts and corporations. 

To get information about grant opportunities, make sure your group is registered and keeps their contact details up to date in Pyrenees Council’s Community Directory to get direct emails on funding opportunities. Update or add your group to the directory on our website.     

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Fire Recovery Fund 2024

Fire-impacted residents are being encouraged to apply for individual grants of up to $5,000 to replace damaged and destroyed items such as water infrastructure, equipment and fencing, thanks to Stockyard Hill Wind Farm. Read the media release for more information.

Download the grant guidelines(PDF, 113KB)

Download the grant application form(PDF, 118KB)

Beaufort Community Bank - 2024 Community Grant Program

Your community group/not-for-profit organisation can apply for funding to support projects that offer clear community benefit, contribute to social outcomes, or have a focus on community welfare, environmental, health, education, or culture. There is no funding ceiling for projects in this program however there is a limited pool of funding available.

Applications close on 14 August, 2024, program guidelines and more information can be found on the application portal page.    

Regional Tourism Investment Fund 2024

The Regional Tourism Investment Fund 2024 is offering grants between $100,000 and $5 million to support regional Victorian tourism projects that improve visitor experience and increase visitor spending across Victoria – creating new jobs, benefiting tourism operators and regional communities.

The Regional Tourism Investment Fund 2024 will support the attraction of visitors to key destinations and support tourism businesses across the state with a focus on the five product priorities identified in Experience Victoria 2033 (EV33) – First Peoples-led experiences, wellness, arts and culture, food and drink and nature.

The fund consists of 3 streams:

Stream 1: Small-Scale Projects - $100,000 to $1 million

Stream 2: Large-Scale Projects - $1,000,001 to $5 million

Stream 3: Accommodation Uplift - $100,000 to $2 million

Two online information sessions will be held to support potential applicants on:

  • Tuesday 4 June, 10 am – 11 am
  • Thursday 13 June, 2 pm – 3 pm

Attendees can RSVP to the sessions via the Business Victoria website: Business Vic Website

Applications close on 19 July, 2024 at 2pm. More information is available at Regional Tourism Investment Fund 2024.

VicHealth Growing Healthy Communities Grants

Grants of up to $150,000 are available from a total funding pool of $4 million to deliver programs over two years, for projects that support young Victorians and their families to achieve good health and wellbeing through fostering:

  • Active inclusive and connected neighborhoods
  • Local food systems
  • Cultural safety

Funding is available in three tiers:

Stream 1: $10,000 - $35,000: Enhancing the quality or reach of existing initiatives.

Stream 2: $35,001 - $50,000: Piloting of new projects.

Stream 3: $50,001 - $150,000: Establishing proven and promising projects and / or fostering sustainable impact beyond the funding period.

Pyrenees Shires Community Development team would love to discuss projects for this grant, please reach out to Commdev@pyrenees.vic.gov.au to discuss with us.

Applications close 5pm 31 July, 2024, more information can be found on the VicHealth website.

ANZ Seeds of Renewal Grants

Grants of up to $15,000 are available to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia through four focus areas that improve:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Financial wellbeing within the community
  • Access to housing
  • Local communities ability to thrive

Projects need to demonstrate long- or medium-term community impact, broad community benefit or inclusion of funder-represented groups. Co-contribution will be looked on favorably.

Application close 1 August, 2024, more information can be found on the FRRR website.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit or incorporated organisations in rural and regional Australia to deliver projects that have a charitable purpose to broadly benefit their local community, contributing to its strength and creating long-term positive outcomes. Programs, events, equipment and infrastructure work can all be funded through this program. 

To be funded, projects must be endorsed by a Nutrien Branch Manager (nearest branches in Skipton and Ballarat), more information can be found on the FRRR website.

Applications close 8 August, 2024.

Cemetery Grants Program

The cemetery grants program was established to provide funding to cemetery trusts as a contribution to the cost of cemetery infrastructure, amenities, maintenance, equipment and training. This includes maintenance and capital works infrastructure projects.

Applications close 31 October, 2024, more information can be found on the cemetery grants program webpage.

VicHealth Event Sponsorship

VicHealth sponsorship funding is available year-round for one-off events such as conferences, award nights and festivals. Sponsorships of up to $10,000 are available for events that align with VicHealth's 2023-2033 Strategy.

More information can be found on VicHealth's webpage.

Sporting and recreational grants

Sport Central grants

Arts funding

Creative Victoria grants

Community health and wellbeing

Health promotion and sports funding in Victoria with VicHealth

Local history

Local History Grants Program with the Public Records Office

Federal government grants


State Government business grants


Federal Government Business grants


National grants register: 'Our Community' Funding Centre

The 'Our Community' Funding Centre offers a range of information about grants and fundraising opportunities in Australia. It’s a subscription-based service that offers subscribers a monthly newsletter with a comprehensive list of all government, philanthropic and corporate grants available in Australia. 

Local grants 

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm invests in programs and initiatives that benefit the local community, or local community groups who run activities that build sustainable communities.

Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Community Bank branches give up to 80% of profits back to community through grants. They support programs that empower local individuals and groups. Avoca Community Bank and Beaufort Community Bank award grants in the Pyrenees Shire. 

The Community Bank (Beaufort Branch) accepts applications for its sponsorship program year round. Applications will be considered for up to $5,000, more information is available on the Community Bank Website.

Other grants 

Check back for more information on other grants available in the area as we get the information.