Sponsorships and contributions program

Purpose of grant:

The purpose of the Sponsorship and Contributions Program is to support locally-based groups and organisations that:

  • support community wellbeing

  • encourage community participation

  • bring economic benefit to the Northern Grampians Shire

Grant value:

Up to $3,000 per annum with a maximum of a three-year term.



Sponsorship is a commercial arrangement in which council provides a contribution of financial or in-kind support for an activity, group or organisation.

Eligibility criteria:

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

All Sponsorship and Contributions applicants will:

  • be a community group or organisation with an Australian Business Number

  • submit an online application form

  • request sponsorship or a contribution which aligns to objectives of the funding program

  • have the ability to undertake their project/activity and acquit expended funds by the end of the financial year, unless provided with a written extension

  • work collaboratively with council

  • not already receive substantial support from council

  • not be in breach of any statutory requirements. 

Applications will not be eligible if:

  • they are based outside of the Northern Grampians Shire

  • the funding is the responsibility of other spheres of government eg Department of Land, Water and Planning, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education

  • duplicate other locally available services, resources or programs

  • the funding is requested retrospectively

  • there is outstanding debt with the council. Council's financial hardship policy can be discussed in context with your application.

Grant Open:

2021/22 financial year - until funds are expended.







Application form

Before completing any grant application forms you must:

  • speak to a member of council's Community Development Team
  • read the program guidelines
  • meet the eligibility of this grant.

Note: It is a condition of this funding that any contributions made by council towards the staging of the activity or project, must be acknowledged.

Sponsorship and contributions application >>



Council officers are available to assist applicants with the final acquittal.

Sponsorship and Contributions acquittal >>