Community Grants

The Pyrenees Shire Council recognises the important contribution made by not-for-profit and community groups across the Pyrenees Shire.  Council will provide financial assistance to groups located in or servicing people living in the Pyrenees Shire, through the provision of the Community Grants Program.

 The aims of the program are to:

  • Support Community-focused groups in addressing identified needs within their community;

  • To enable the delivery of projects, programs, events and/or activities that contribute towards increasing the livability of the Shire and the health & wellbeing of its residents;

  • To support the delivery of projects and programs that reduce discrimination or victimisation in any form, and/or encourage inclusion and diversity in our communities;

  • To empower community groups to improve, expand or build facilities within the Pyrenees Shire for use by our communities, and/or;

  • To help create opportunities for new or modified recreation and community activities that promote and foster resilience, participation, achievement and wellbeing.

Round Dates 

2021/2022 Financial Year

Round 1 – 1st October – 31st October 2021.

Round 2 – 1st March – 31st March 2022.

Available Grants

Community Grant Scheme

  1. Programs, Projects & Equipment – up to $2,000.

  2. Inclusion & Diversity – up to $1,500.

  3. Events – up to $1,000.

  4. Youth Grant – up to $1,000 

Community Capital Works & Infrastructure Scheme

  1. Capital Works & Infrastructure – up to $7,000.


Guidelines-2021-22-Community-Grants-Scheme.pdf(PDF, 550KB)  
Guidelines-2021-22-Community-Capital-Grants-Scheme.pdf(PDF, 404KB)

Community Grants Policy

Community-Grants-Policy-2021.pdf(PDF, 394KB)

Application forms

Community-Programs-Projects-and-Equipment-Application.pdf(PDF, 320KB)
Community-Inclusion-and-Diversity-Application.pdf(PDF, 345KB)
Community-Events-Application.pdf(PDF, 340KB)
Community-Youth-Grant-Application.pdf(PDF, 209KB)
Community-Capital-Works-and-Infrastructure-Application.pdf(PDF, 342KB)

For more information or support, please contact Council's Community Wellbeing and Grants Co-ordinator, Marcus Murrell, on 5349 1100 or email to discuss your project.

Once completed, applications can be emailed to

Youth Grant (12-25yrs)

A new funding scheme that supports the delivery of activities, events or projects that increases the connection between young people (12-25 years) and their local community.  Ideas developed by or with young people, or designed and managed by young people, will be looked upon favourably.  This category may require an auspice with an existing community group.

Projects enhancing Inclusion & Diversity within the Pyrenees Shire

A new funding scheme, Inclusion & Diversity,  supports the delivery of projects and programs that reduce discrimination or victimisation in any form, and/or encourage inclusion and diversity in our communities;  particularly focussed upon Traditional Owner groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community and the promotion of gender equality.

For further information please contact Council’s Community Wellbeing and Grants Officer, Marcus Murrell, on 5349 1100 or email


If your group does not meet the eligibility requirements you may be able to apply with an auspice. Please see guidelines for more information on this.

Please note that organisations who act as an auspice will not be disadvantaged by any funding allocation to the organisation to which they provide auspice support. Council reserves the right to allocate funding amounts.

Please ensure you contact Council's Community Wellbeing and Grants Coordinator on 5349 1100 or email to discuss your project.

Grant Acquittals

Council requires that you complete a final report for your project using the below form. This is required for both the Community Grant Scheme and the Community Capital Grant Scheme and is due within twelve months of receiving your grant.

Acquittal Form(PDF, 2MB)

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, 261KB)