Community grants program

Purpose of grant

Health and Wellbeing Grants

To provide support to locally based groups/organisations to develop opportunities to enrich the social fabric of the Northern Grampians community. Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Address community needs and provide opportunities to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of Northern Grampians Shire residents.
  • Reflect the objectives are aligned with the Northern Grampians Shire Council Council Plan 2017-2021 and Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021.
  • Please view the 2017-2021 Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan on the council website under council publications and make reference to where your project or program supports strategies are within the plan.

Council's five key health and wellbeing goals (strategic priorities) are; 

  • Healthy Eating
  • Active Living
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Preventing Violence and Physical Injury
  • Early Years (0-5 years)



All applications must:

  • be a legal entity such as an incorporated association (or auspiced by a legal entity) based in the shire
  • be from a not for profit organisation
  • provide direct benefit to residents of the Northern Grampians Shire.

Grant value

Applicants are required to demonstrate their own contribution to the project through funds, fundraising, sponsorship or in-kind support.

  • Community Development - Health and Wellbeing Grants: up to $5,000

Only one application per organisation is allowed.

Grant funds allocated to the organisation are GST exclusive.


When to apply?

Round 1 - Open from 1st September to 28th September 2018;

Seeking applications that encompass projects around how to Enhance Active Living, Improve Mental Wellbeing or that Support Early Years (0-5 years) priorities

Round 2 - Open from 4th February to 1st March 2019;

Seeking applications that will align with projects around Enhancing Active Living opportunities, Preventing Violence and Physical Injury or working towards promoting Healthy Eating in our communities. 

Applicants must have made contact and discussed their project with the Community Development Officer before their project is due to commence.

Guidelines and application

Apply here, after reading these guidelines and speaking to the Community Development Officer.

Community grants guidelines(PDF, 137KB)

Community grant application >>



An acquittal report ensures that grant recipients have administered grant funds responsibly and in line with the terms and conditions of the grant agreement. It consists of a written report that summarises the extent to which project outcomes were achieved and a financial statement detailing how the funds were spent.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Grants Program requires all grant recipients to complete and return an acquittal report within six months from the notification of grant approval. Failure to provide an acquittal makes an individual, group or organisation ineligible for future financial assistance.

Community grants acquittal >>