Funding Opportunities

Community Grants

Golden Plains Shire Community Grants
An opportunity for your community

Community groups from around the Shire are invited to submit funding applications for community projects through the Golden Plains Shire Council's Community Grants Program 2015/16.

The Community Grants Program enables community groups to further meet the needs of the wider community in a partnership relationship with Council.

Grants are available to community groups for projects that provide outcomes for the benefit of the community. Examples include new community programs and events, purchase of equipment and facility improvement projects.

Funding is provided on a dollar for dollar basis with the contribution from the community provided in-kind or by cash. All applications must meet Council's criteria.

Guidelines and application forms can be obtained from the Bannockburn and Linton Customer Service Centres, “The Well” Smythesdale Business, Health & Community Hub, Northern Community Centre, Haddon or by calling 5220 7182 or 5220 7111. 

Applications open on 2 February 2015 and close 5.00pm 27 February.

If you would like further information regarding this program please contact Council reception on 5220 7111 or email

Community members will be invited to participate in Community Grant Information Sessions across the Shire during February 2015 at the following venues:


Bannockburn Cultural Centre

Monday 2rd February, 2015.

6.00 – 8.00 pm


The Well - Smythesdale Business Health & Community Hub

Wednesday 4th February, 2015.

6.00 – 8.00 pm

Please RSVP to Alexa Menzies on 5220 7135 or email confirming your attendance for each session.

Gem of an Idea Grants

The Health Promotion Program currently has funding available for Health & Wellbeing "Gem of an Idea" grants. These small grants of up to $500 are available for non profit community groups to undertake projects or activities aimed at promoting community connections, good nutrition, physical activity and/ or mental wellbeing. For more information please download the guidelines and application form below.

Gem of an Idea Guidelines 2014-15(480 kb)

Gemof an Idea Grant Application Word Version(484 kb)

Gem of an Idea Electronic Application(70 kb)

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