Community grants program

Purpose of grant

Health and Wellbeing Grants

To provide support to locally based groups and organisations to develop opportunities that will improve the lives of people in our communities. 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, and align with, objectives listed in the Northern Grampians Shire Council Council Plan 2017-21 and the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21
  • Please view the 2017-21 Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and make reference to where your project or program supports strategies 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 applicants 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.

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 6 September to 11 October 2019

Seeking applications that encompass projects around how to promote healthy eating, enhance active living, improve mental wellbeing, prevent violence and physical injury or that support early years (0-5 years) priorities.

Round 2 - open from February 2020

Seeking applications that will align with projects around how to promote early years (0-5 years) priorities, enhance active living, prevent violence and physical injury or work 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, 247KB)

Community grant application form >>


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's 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 >>