Community Grants

Community Grants are now closed until August 1 2022

Before you apply for a Community Grant, please read through the information below. It will give you the best chance of your application being successful.

 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Council's Connected Communities Team to discuss their project idea and receive support in developing your application.

Get in contact today in to prepare your submission for the August 2022 round of Community Grants!  

 

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Each year, our Community Grants provide more than $270,000. These grants help support groups, organisations and people to provide local activities, projects and events.

In 2021, Council allocated over $250,000 to successful community organisations across the Shire! 

Our Connected Communities team are available to answer questions about how to apply, the grant criteria and general queries (03) 5366 7100 or info@moorabool.vic.gov.au

 

Community Grant Writing Workshops

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Two online community grant writing workshops are being held to support individuals and groups interested in applying for a community grant. 

Workshop dates will be published closer to August 2022. 


Guidelines & Application Guide:

The August Community Grant Program Guidelines and Application Guide will be updated closer to the round opening. The March 2022 copies can be viewed below: 

Community Grant Program Guidelines March 2022(PDF, 214KB)

 Community Grant Application Guide March 2022(PDF, 332KB)

What you can apply for: 

  • Community Strengthening Grants  ($60,000 March Round; $60,000 August Round)
  • Community Arts and Culture Grants ($10,000 March Round; $10,000 August Round)
  • Community Events Grants ($10,000 March Round; $10,000 August Round)
  • Community Development Fund Grants (up to $100,000)
  • Sustainability and Environmental Engagement Grants ($10,400, August Round)

Community Strengthening Grants

  • Community Programs, Activities and Initiatives (up to $5,000)
  • Capital Improvement Projects (up to $5,000)
  • Small Projects (up to $1,000).

Applicants must demonstrate a contribution toward the cost of their project on a ratio of $1 for $1 (Council $1: Group $1). This contribution can be demonstrated either by cash or in-kind support. Small community strengthening projects under $1000 are not required to provide a contribution.


Community Arts and Culture Grants

Community groups and organisations can apply for up to $3,000. Applicants need to demonstrate a contribution toward the cost of their project on a ratio of $1 for $1 (Council $1: Group $1). This contribution can be demonstrated either by cash or in-kind support.


Community Events Grants

Community groups and organisations can apply for up to $3,000. Applicants need to demonstrate a contribution toward the cost of their project on a ratio of $1 for $1 (Council $1: Group $1). This contribution can be demonstrated either by cash or in-kind support.


Community Development Fund Grants

Community groups can apply for a grant of between $5,001 and $100,000. To be successful applicants must meet minimum funding threshold requirements. Please contact Moorabool Shire's Community and Recreation Development unit for further information.


Sustainability and Environmental Engagement Grants

Community groups and organisations can apply for up to $3,000. Applicants need to demonstrate a contribution toward the cost of their project on a ratio of $1 for $1 (Council $1: Group $1). This contribution can be demonstrated either by cash or in-kind support.