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.

Waubra Wind Farm Sponsorship Program

ACCIONA Energia invites applications from community groups and organisations who wish to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities to apply for grant funding. Applications for funding must align with the ACCIONA Social Action Plan and must meet advertised selection criteria.

For more information, visit https://community.acciona.com.au/sponsorship

Applications Close 31 March 2023.

Stronger Communities Programme Round 8

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia by funding small capital projects in each of the 151 Federal Electorates. The Programme will provide up to $150,000 to each Federal Electorate with grant amounts between $2,500 to $20,000 for eligible projects.

The Stronger Communities Programme Round 8 is now receiving Expressions of interest:

  • Click here to submit Mallee EOI - Anne Webster, Member for Mallee in the Electorate of Mallee (northern section of Pyrenees Shire).
  • Click here to submit Wannon EOI - Dan Tehan, Member for Wannon in the Electorate of Wannon (southern portion of Pyrenees Shire)

For the Programme guidelines please click here;

Expressions of Interest in Mallee close 5pm, 2nd March 2023; and Expressions of Interest in Wannon close at 5:00 pm, Friday, 28 March 2023.

For further information or clarification, you can contact the Stronger Communities Programme team on 13 28 46.

Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program

The Program provides grants to assist Aboriginal Victorians to participate in Aboriginal sporting carnivals, buy sports uniforms and equipment, as well as funding for travel and accommodation expenses for athletes to compete in state and national competitions. For more information, email: aboriginal.programs@sport.vic.gov.au.

Applications Close 17 March 2023.

Highways and Byways Small Grant Program

The 2023 Highways and Byways Small Grants Program are now open for applications.

This program support communities, through access to grants up to $4,000 for practical environmental restoration and rehabilitation projects, and community-focused initiatives that encourage re-connection and strengthening post-pandemic.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 March 2023.  Further information is available via their website: www.hb.org.au/grant

2022-23 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program

This Program funds community-based initiatives that enable participation, build capability and celebrate the role of women and girls in sport and active recreation.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to support community sport and recreation clubs or organisations to deliver events and initiatives that aim to increase participation and enhance gender equality in sport and active recreation.

More information can be found at Change Our Game | 2022-23 Community Activation Grants Program is NOW OPEN with applications closing 5pm AEDT, Monday 6 March 2023.

Sustainability Victoria - Renewable energy grants

Sustainability Victoria is supporting Community Organisations to make their facilities more energy efficient through the Community Climate Change and Energy Action program.

Round 3 of the Program aims to reduce operational energy costs for Community Groups, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve the energy efficiency of community facilities.

Grants of up to $20,000 are available per Community Group, with applications closing 14 March 2023. For more information visit:


Dyson Community Grants

The Dyson Group of Companies, incorporating the Cobb & Co brand, has announced the launch of the next round of the Dysons Community Grants.

This program has been established to provide grants in support of the many sporting, welfare and community groups around Victoria.  

There are two rounds of grants annually, each with $10,000 available (maximum grant $1000). Eligible organisations include pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, sporting clubs, not-for-profit groups, charities, welfare agencies, local societies and emergency services.

This next round of grants opens on 1 March and closes 31 March 2023. 

All details, including terms and conditions and an online application form, can be found at: http://dysongroup.com.au/about/community-grants

Grampians Health FARMwell program

Small Community Grants available worth $2,000, to support Community Groups involved in activities that improve mental health and wellbeing in farming communities.  Applicants must be focused on improving health outcomes and strengthening social engagement in communities in their local government area.  

For more information and to access an online application please visit bhs.to/farmwellscg. Round 1 Applications close April 2023.

Regional Art Fund

The Regional Arts Fund is part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program. Regional Arts Victoria administers the following grants from this fund:

  • Response Grants - up to $5,000 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities. Funds can be used toward the cost of producing the project including but not limited to artist fees, materials, insurance, equipment hire etc. Applications are available all year.
  • Project Grants – Up to $30,000 for arts projects, professional development for artists and arts workers, and community capacity building projects. Applications for this grant close 20 March 2023.

For more information, please visit Regional Arts Fund - Regional Arts Victoria (rav.net.au)

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 grants

Victorian Government grants program

Support for Business grants

Business Victoria grant search

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.

Get Active Kids Voucher Program

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program supports children to get involved in organised sport and active recreation activities by providing up to $200 vouchers towards the cost of memberships and registration. You can register now as an activity provider to accept vouchers.

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. Applications are reviewed biannually, in April and October.

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. 

Other grants 

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