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Council's Community Grants Program supports locally-based projects that can demonstrate a positive impact on health, wellbeing and community participation. Council is seeking applications from community groups, clubs, associations and not for profit organisations that:
Increase healthy eating and active living
Positively impact mental health and wellbeing
Provide access to health services
Reduce family violence
Support early years development (0-12 year olds)
Reduce waste and community environmental initiatives
Act on climate change
Up to $5,000
Council's Arts and Culture Grants Program supports locally-based projects that can involve, promote, strengthen and celebrate arts and culture within the shire to:
Up to $3,000
Align with at least one of the program objectives
Effectively outline the benefits of the project aligning with the program objectives
Have clear and achievable objectives and outcomes
Demonstrate community involvement in the project planning and implementation
Have been accurately costed and quotes provided in the application
Be run by an organisation that has the capacity to implement and report on the project
Be run by an organisation that has a Responsible Drug & Alcohol Policy (if applicable)
All applications must:
Be managed through a legal entity such as an incorporated association.
Be able to demonstrate financial viability and competence.
Be based in, and provide a direct benefit to the residents of, the Northern Grampians Shire.
Not already receive substantial support from council.
Not have already commenced.
Include staff or volunteer wages – (Please discuss professional services that support project capacity building i.e. consultant fees, professional services, service or product contractors that directly benefit the project).
Project 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.
Applications will be ineligible if:
Organisations or groups are based outside the Northern Grampians Shire, unless the project can be proven to still have benefit to residents of Northern Grampians Shire.
Applicants have received grants funding within the same financial year.
Applicants are an individual applying for funds.
The funding is clearly the responsibility of spheres of other Government departments i.e. Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Education.
Projects duplicate other locally available services or resources.
The project has commenced prior to the date on which the funds are released.
Applications are for ongoing or recurrent funding.
Previous funding received from Council has not been acquitted satisfactorily.
Before completing any grant application forms you must:
Note: It is a condition of the grant that any contributions made by council towards the staging of the project, must be acknowledged.
Community / Arts and Culture Grants application form
A grant acquittal must be submitted to council one month after completion of the activity or project. The report is to include details of the success of the activity/project, photos of the completed activity/project and an income and expenditure statement detailing the grant from council and how this was expended.
Community grant acquittal >>
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 2021/22 Round 1 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.
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