Council offers a range of grants and sponsorships to community groups and organisations, to encourage local projects and initiatives that contribute to a cohesive, inclusive, prosperous, progressive, and diverse community.

Council has committed to the following grant programs for the 2022-23 financial year:     

Community Development Grants 

Open all year until funds are expended 

  • Community Events: Now open
  • Minor Grants: Now open
  • Sponsorship and Contributions: Now open

Competitive rounds

  • Community Grants and Arts and Culture Grants: Open 5 September 

The Community and Arts and Culture Grants are a great way to fund those smaller but important projects you have been thinking about. Come and find out more about the grants at the information sessions:

St Arnaud: 7 September, 12noon to 1pm at the Town Hall, Perry Room. Register for the event here
Stawell: 8 September, 7pm to 8pm at the Stawell Neighbourhood House. Register for the event here
Online: 12 September, 7pm to 8pm. Join the meeting via teams here

Other Council Grants 

Please contact the Community Development Team on 03 5358 0512 to discuss your project idea prior to completing an application to make sure you select the most suitable funding stream.