Council's 2024 Community Grants Program opening soon

Published on 27 March 2024

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Community groups and organisations are encouraged to get prepared ahead of the application period for Gannawarra Shire Council’s 2024 Community Grants Program.

Applications for the popular program will open at 9am Wednesday, 3 April and will be accepted up to 4pm Wednesday, 1 May.

“For many years, community groups that support the Gannawarra’s residents have benefited from Council’s Community Grants Program, which provides funding to local events, facility improvements and projects that foster social connections,” Mayor Ross Stanton said.

“Based on feedback received over the past two rounds of the program, Council officers have reviewed the program guidelines, and also the timing of the program to ensure it continues to meet the community’s needs.

“As a result, the 2024 program will open earlier than usual this year, which allows community groups more time to plan and deliver on their projects. It also ensures that any decisions made on the allocation of the funding will not be impacted by the council caretaker period as a result of local government elections in October.”

This year’s grants program will support projects, programs, events and activities with applicants eligible to apply for up to $5,000 per application.

“Successful projects need to meet the Essential Criteria, align with the community vision outlined in the Growing Gannawarra – 2021-2025 Council Plan and must be delivered by 30 June 2025,” Mayor Stanton said.

“It is strongly encouraged that interested applicants read the program guidelines to understand what is required for an application and if your project meets the requirements.”

Community groups can learn more about how to apply for funding from Council’s Community Grants Program by visiting

“This page features guidelines on the program, advice on how to prepare a budget and a link to a video from the 2021 Community Grants Forum, which provides advice on how to craft an application, obtain supporting information such as letters of support and quotes, guidance on completing a budget and advice on what assessors may look for when it comes to a successful application,” Mayor Stanton said.

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