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Grants and funding opportunities

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Community Strengthening Grants 

Community Strengthening Grants provide grants of up to $10,000 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. 

Small Grants

Small Grants of up to $1,000 will be available from 1 July 2020. No matched funding will be required and they will be open all year until the budget has been expended. 



‘Healthy Eating and Active Living’ grants launched on 1 July 2018, and are available to community groups to the value of $500. These grants are available all year round for not for profit community groups to undertake projects or activities which encourage healthy eating and physical activity within the Shire. Learn more here.

Recognising Citizens who take part in State or National level Competition 

Council would like to recognise any citizens who achieve State team selection or above (ie National), and/ or any citizen who wins at State level or above via a presentation at the monthly Council meetings. For more information please call the Recreation department on 5220 7142. Learn more here.

Non-council grants

Sporting Grants

Residents and groups in Golden Plains also have access to grants provided by other levels of government. Learn more here.

Business grants

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 Grants

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: 

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Friday, 27 March 2020 - 1:18pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.