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Grants and funding opportunities

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Community Grants Program

Council's Community Grants Program funds projects up to $5,000 and are available to community groups for projects that provide outcomes for the benefit of the community. 

Applications for projects in the 2016/17 round have now closed. 

Applications for projects in the 2017/18 round will open in February 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.

Arts grants

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.

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, 19 August 2016 - 10:04am


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.