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.

The Community Grants Program target group comprises of:

  • 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
Please ensure you contact Council's Community Wellbeing and Grants Coordinator on 5349 1100 or email to discuss your project. Applications open twice a year; usually in March and again in September. The next round will open on September 9 and close October 11.

Community Grants Guidelines and Application Form(PDF, 851KB)

Community Capital Grants

Community Capital Grants are available to community groups based in the Pyrenees Shire between $1,500 and $5,000.

  • Preference will be given to projects with significant cash contribution from the applicant.
  • A minimum 20% cash contribution is sought for all Capital projects.
  • Endorsement from the relevant CAP Coordinator

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.

Community Capital Grants Guidelines and Application Form(PDF, 2MB)  

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, 296KB)

Other grant programs

The Victorian Shade Grants Program

The Victorian Shade Grants Program is currently open for application and closes at midnight on Wednesday 2 October. The aim of the Program is to reduce Victorians' exposure to UV radiation by increasing shade in public places across the state and by promoting uptake of sun protective practices. These grants provide up to $50,000 for community groups and can include up to $700 for sun protection items (excluding GST). Applicants may also request up to $700 for sun protection items only. For more information please visit


Build One Hundred Grant
The Avoca District Co-operative Ltd. is pleased to launch the inaugural BUILD100 Grants Program for 2019. This grant program is a brand new initiative from the Community Bank® and involves giving away $100,000 in funding to local community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The vision of the Avoca District Co-operative Ltd is to help build strong, connected and vibrant communities in Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud and the BUILD100 Grant Program is designed to help community groups get support for projects that will help the Co-operative realise their vision. Download more information about the grant program here: BUILD 100 Criteria.pdf(PDF, 2MB) Applications close October 31.

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)