Community Grants and Arts and Culture Grants Program

Community Grants will re-open in September 2022

Current Grant Opportunity: Quick Response Arts and Culture Grant

The purpose of the grant is to support community organisations and groups to provide a low or no-cost learning experience that encourages participation in arts and culture-related activities. 

Grant Value

Up to $1000

Closing date 

17 June at 6pm




  • Are to be in the Northern Grampians Shire Council. 

  • Are an incorporated or a not-for-profit entity. 

  • Have not been successful for a grant during the 2021/22 financial year. 

  • Have submitted acquittal forms from previous successful grants.  

Applications will be meet the following criteria:  

  • Aligns with the grant's objective of promoting participation in arts and culture. 

  • Will provide an opportunity for a learning experience in an area of arts and culture.  

  • The funding will contribute to at least one of the key funding areas: Marketing and promotion, facilitator/teacher, materials and equipment and venue hire. 

  • It is not for ongoing or recurrent funding.


Application form

Before completing the grant application form it is important to:

  • Speak to a member of council's Community Development Team by emailing or calling 03 5358 0512.
  • Read the program guidelines.
  • Meet the eligibility of this grant.


Quick Response Arts and Culture Grant application form  




A grant acquittal must be submitted to council one month after completion of the activity. The report is to include details of the success of the activity, photos of the completed activity and evidence of funding expenditure.

If you received funds prior to the 2021/22 Community Grants please use the this form:Community grant acquittal >>

If you have utilised the Smarty Grants Platform to submit your application your acquittal form will be in your Smarty Grants account. 

Grant Recipients from Round 2, 2021/22

Successful Community Grants 

  • Halls Gap Caravan Park and Recreations Reserve Committee of Management  intends to install shade-sail coverage over the Halls Gap Playground. 
  • Grampians Community Health plan to implement the Welcoming Wellness program to promote "equity of access" to persons with a mental illness accessing group activities. 

Successful Arts and Culture grants:

  • The Concongella 150th Committee project is the compilation of historical records, images, newspaper articles and memorabilia to be published in a hardcopy book format to be part of the Concongella 150th Celebrations.  
  • WAMA will hold four Nature Play events at their location. The events will deliver ephemeral play (art/cultural) experiences in a natural play environment for children 0-16 years with an emphasis on Indigenous culture and learning. 

Grant Recipients from Round 1, 2021/22

  Successful Community Grants :
  • The Central Grampians Local Learning Education Network  to set up the Mates Mentoring program at Marnoo, Stawell and St Patrick's Primary Schools.  

  • The Budja Budja Neighbourhood House will  reengage and connect the community after the 2020/21 lockdowns through holding a variety of local art and active workshops.  

  • The Kooreh Hall Committee will undergo a much-needed upgrade to the toilet block facility at the Kooreh Hall. 

  • Stawell Primary School will  develop an outdoor quite space to support the varying needs of students within the school. 

  • St Arnaud Pony Club are ensuring the grounds are up to occupational health and safety standards which will allow them to continue holding events and clinics.  

  • Pinnacle Disability Services are upgrading the kitchen facilities  to enable healthy cooking sessions to occur with clients.  

  • Stawell Gold Club are upgrading an old water system which will result in reduction of water usage and unnecessary water costs with the aim of improving the Greens. .  

  • Stawell West Primary School  will purchase needed equipment and materials to run the Hands on Learning Program for senior students within the school to provide an alternative to class based learning.  

Successful  Arts and Culture Grants include: 

  • St Arnaud Railway Hub  will upgrade the gallery hanging and exhibition facilities to enable a greater number of local exhibitions to be supported and held.  

  • Stawell Preforming Arts Center Inc will be upgrading their sound equipment to assist holding more community music events. 

  • The St Arnaud Arts Space will install a Mural painted by Kyle Torney on the wall of a local Business in St Arnaud. 

Grant Recipients from Round 2, 2020/21

MOCO Gallery: Art workshops   

Grampians Studio Gallery: Share Create Shine   

Stawell Railway Gallery:  Stawell Railway Station Gallery upgrade   

St Arnaud ArtsSpace: Art Exhibition 

St Patrick's Primary School: Paddy’s Paddock   

St Arnaud Primary School: Don't Be A Wally with Water 

St Arnaud Senior Citzens: Facility Upgrade 

Stawell Football Netball Club: Central Park Netball Scoreboard 

Buloke Landcare Network: Bio – Blitz Landcare Celebration   

Halls Gap Primary School: Food for The Soul