Community Grants

Community Grants are closed until March 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 preparation for Council's March 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.

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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Council will host two online community grant writing workshops to support individuals and groups interested in applying for a community grant. These will be held in February and March 2022.  


Guidelines & Application Guide:

Community Grant Program Guidelines August 2021(PDF, 218KB)

Community Grant Application Guide August 2021(PDF, 358KB)

What you can apply for: 

  • Community Strengthening Grants  ($60,000 Round 1; $60,000 Round 2)
  • Community Arts and Culture Grants ($10,000 Round 1; $10,000 Round 2)
  • Community Events Grants ($10,000 Round 1; $10,000 Round 2)
  • Community Development Fund Grants (up to $100,000)
  • Sustainability and Environmental Engagement Grants ($10,400, Round 2)

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.