Grants and funding opportunities
There are a number of funding opportunities available to groups, committees and residents across the Shire.
Community Grants Program
Our Community Grants Program provides up to $5,000 in funding to community groups for projects that provide outcomes for the benefit of the community. Funding must be matched by the applicant organisation on a minimum $1 for $1 basis.
The 2017/18 round of funding is now closed and successful applicants will be notified from July 2017.
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 - learn more here.
START - Golden Plains Shire's Arts Grants. Supporting our arts community and developing arts and culture across the Shire - learn more about Arts and Culture here.
Residents and groups in Golden Plains also have access to grants provided by other levels of government. Learn more here.
Both State and Federal Governments offer a wide range of information and services for small and home based businesses, including advice about grants available for your business and the process to obtain them.
Arts groups are encouraged to apply for a Community Grant for upcoming projects. Community Grants are open in February each year. Investigate funding opportunities by visiting these links: