One of the highlights of Council's annual Budget, the Community Grants Program supports projects, events and initiatives organised by Gannawarra Shire-based community groups.
Applications are accepted in August each year, with successful projects announced in October. Applications are currently closed.
As a guide, the 2022 Community Grants Program accepted applications via the following streams:
- Community Event: Up to $5,000 per application to support local events.
- Community Support: Up to $5,000 for application to support local projects and activities.
- Major Community Project Fund: Between $10,000 and $125,000 per application to develop infrastructure projects on non-Council owned or managed land.
To assist with future applications for this popular program, it is highly recommended that you read the funding guidelines. The guidelines are now available to assist with understanding what is required as part of any potential application.
Community Support funding guidelines(PDF, 2MB)
Community Events funding guidelines(PDF, 2MB)
Major Community Project Fund guidelines(PDF, 2MB)
To support interested applicants, Council hosted a Community Grants Forum online in 2021. This forum was designed to support our community to better understand the process of applying for a Community Grant, as well as support you to feel more confident in sourcing and applying for grants from a range of organisations. Council did not host a forum on 2022, however the content of the 2021 forum is still current.
To watch a recording of the forum please click this link: 2021 Gannawarra Community Grants Forum
Council have developed a 'help sheet' to assist potential applicants in developing their applications. To view this, please click here(PDF, 366KB)
WHAT DOES A BUDGET NEED TO LOOK LIKE?
One of the most common mistakes is applications containing incorrect budgets. To assist in making this area a bit easier to understand, please refer to the help sheet. The Help sheet contains examples of what a budget might look like for your application.
2021 Community Grants Budget Help Sheet(PDF, 295KB)
To learn more about past projects supported by Council's Community Grants Program, please click on the links below: