Stronger partnerships program

Purpose of grant

The Stronger Partnerships grant welcomes applications for projects being delivered in partnership between businesses, community groups and/or local organisations that:

  • support community wellbeing
  • encourage innovative and new partnerships and projects
  • enhance business development
  • boost economic growth

Applications require a minimum of three partners with clear roles and responsibilities in the delivery of the project.

Grant value

Up to $10,000





Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants must:

  • be a registered business, sole trader, community group, organisation or association operating within the Northern Grampians Shire
  • submit an online application 
  • have capacity to deliver their proposed project
  • not already receive substantial support from council

Applications will not be considered for:

  • projects outside of the Northern Grampians Shire
  • projects that can be funded through other Government department programs (e.g. Small Business Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services, Agriculture Victoria, Department of Education)
  • projects that duplicate existing services, resources or programs available locally
  • projects that have already commenced
  • ongoing or recurrent funding

Grant open

2020/21 financial year - until funds are expended 



Application form

Before completing any grant application forms you must:

  • speak to a member of council's community development team.
  • read the program guidelines.
  • meet the eligibility of this grant.

Note: It is a condition of this application that any contributions made by council towards the staging of the activity or project, must be acknowledged. 

Stronger Partnerships grant application >>





A grant acquittal must be submitted to Council one month after completion of the project. The report is to include details of the success of the project, photos of the completed project and an income and expenditure statement detailing the grant from Council and how this was expended. 

Stronger partnerships acquittal >>