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Community Strengthening Grants Program 2020/21

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Golden Plains Shire Council Community Strengthening Grants Round One 2021

Is your Golden Plains community group looking for funding for a project or program?

Applications open Thursday 1 April for the first round of Golden Plains Shire Council’s Community Strengthening Grants Program 2021.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available in four categories:

  • Healthy Active Living – to support recreation, sport, health and wellbeing projects
  • Creative Community – to support arts and culture projects
  • Environment and Sustainability – to support projects that improve the environment
  • Community Safety – to support projects that equip communities to be safe and resilient

Groups must match the amount of funding sought, either in cash or through in-kind contributions, such as volunteer work on the project. Applications are open until 5pm, Friday 30 April, 2021.

For an overview of the program for 2021, click here.

Guidelines for each grant category can be found below:

Environment and Sustainability

The Environment and Sustainability Grants Program offers grants to assist incorporated groups, organisations and individuals to undertake environmental and sustainability projects on public and private land within Golden Plains Shire. 

Grant Guidelines


Creative Community

Creative Community Grants are available to assist incorporated group and organisations to undertake arts and culture projects within Golden Plains Shire that directly benefit the Golden Plains Shire Community.

Grant Guidelines


Healthy Active Living

Healthy Active Living Grants are available to assist incorporated groups and organisations undertake sport, recreation, health and wellbeing projects that directly benefit the Golden Plains Shire Community.

Grant Guidelines


Community Safety

Community Safety Grants are available assist incorporated groups and organisations to undertake projects within Golden Plains Shire which increase the community's capacity, resilience and connection to plan for, deal with and recover from emergencies or ongoing risks. 

Grant Guidelines



Please read the grant guidelines for each category carefully before beginning your application. You should speak with an officer from Golden Plains Shire Council before submitting your application. Submissions received by applicants who have not spoken with an officer will not be accepted. See the guidelines for contact details relevant to each category. 

Plan, research and gather information required for your application.

When you are ready to apply, click on the apply link. Only online applications will be accepted.

For more information about the Community Strengthening Grants Program please contact:

Community Partnerships Officer

Phone: 5220 7220

Email: [email protected]


Community Services Administration Officer

Phone: 5220 7109

More Information

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Friday, 30 April 2021 - 2:04pm


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.