Applications Open For 2024-2025 Grants

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Are you a community group, club or individual with an idea for a project that will benefit your community?

Applications to Corangamite Shire’s grants programs opened on Monday 1 April, with funding available for events and festivals, arts, culture and recreation programs, equipment, facilities, environmental and community projects.

The Community Grants Program offers up to $2,000 to community groups operating in the Corangamite Shire for:

  • development of new community, leisure, cultural or recreational programs;
  • community projects, activities or events;
  • workshops, planning activities (e.g. business or project plan); or
  • purchase of equipment.

The Facility Grants Program offers up to $2,000 (on a dollar-for-dollar basis) to Committees of Management and clubs or organisations whose primary function in the Shire is to help with facility improvements or equipment.

The Environment Support Grants Program offers up to $3,000 (on a dollar-for-dollar basis) for community groups, organisations and individuals to undertake environment and sustainability projects in the Shire. This could include projects related to climate change, sustainable agriculture and installation of energy and water-saving items at community facilities.

The Events and Festivals Grants Program (up to $7,000 inclusive of grant and in-kind for signature events and up to $3,000 inclusive of grant and in-kind for local events) support for bigger events that increase visitation and stimulate economic activity in the Shire.

The Enabling Grants Program offers up to $5,000 to assist community groups to develop ‘shovel-ready projects’ which are properly planned and costed, and for which project funding can then be sought. These grants can pay for business case preparation, scoping, community consultation, plans and drawings, permits and approvals or engagement of professional grant-writing or other assistance to secure project funding.

Mayor Kate Makin recommended anyone interested in applying should call Council and find out which grant program is best suited to their project.

“The grants team can make sure you apply for the right program and they can also give you advice on how to prepare your application for the best chance of success,” Cr Makin said.

“Each year Council is very pleased to run these grants programs as a direct and practical way to help volunteers and community groups turn their ideas into reality.”

Guidelines, application forms and finance forms are available at

Hard copies are available on request, or from the Civic Centre, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown, 3260.

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