Council is committed to supporting community groups to provide opportunities for participation, social connection, and celebration for smaller community events of up to around 500 people.
The Community Events Grants Program supports events that will:
Activate town centres and rural communities.
Applications for Community Events Grants Program funding can be up to $3000.
The Community Events Grants Program is open throughout the year, until all funds have been expended.
To be eligible for events funding, applicants must:
Be a not for profit or incorporated body with an ABN or be in an auspice agreement with a not for profit or incorporated body with an ABN and able to provide documentation demonstrating the auspice agreement.
Be based in, or demonstrate their event has a direct benefit to the residents of the Northern Grampians Shire.
Have completed the first stage of the NGSC Events Registration form.
Demonstrate that the organisation has the capability to run a successful event.
Not already receive substantial support from council.
Be able to be compliant with council’s regulatory requirements.
Provide evidence of Liability Insurance. Events, activities, or construction that have a likelihood of causing damage or personal injury must have public liability insurance (of at least $20 million). Other amounts will be considered where there is no likelihood of damage or injury.
Applicants will not be eligible if:
Organisations or groups are based outside the Northern Grampians Shire, unless the event can be proven to still have benefit to residents of Northern Grampians Shire.
Applicants have received substantial support from Council during the same financial year.
An individual is applying for funds.
The funding is clearly the responsibility of spheres of other Government departments i.e., Arts Victoria
The event duplicates other local events.
The event has commenced prior to the date on which the funds are released.
The funds are to be used for ongoing or recurrent operations including wages (Professional services that support project capacity building i.e., consultant fees, professional services, service, or product contractors that directly benefit the project will be considered).
Previous funding received from council has not been satisfactorily acquitted.
Before submitting your Minor Grants application it is advised you :
You can complete the application form on the Smarty Grants platform at this link Community Events Grant application form
The appropriate acquittal form will be available in your Smarty Grants account once you have received the funds. The form is due one month after the specified completion date detailed in your application form.
If you received a grant prior to using the Smarty Grants please use this form Community events grant acquittal >>
For Community Events contact
Phone: 03 5358 0512