1. 2009 Victorian Bushfires Commemoration and Community Development Grants Scheme

In September 2018, the Victorian Government made $710,000 worth of grant funding available to communities affected by the 2009 Bushfires to commemorate the 10-year anniversary. Community groups were invited to apply for up to $5000 to fund a ‘commemorative activity’ or ‘community development activity’.

Grant applications closed on 8 October 2018.

Council will notify applicants about the outcome of their grant submission in early November 2018.

2. Business and Tourism Innovation Grants

Council opened its first ever round of Business and Tourism Innovation Grants earlier this year. The program has been established to invest in the futures of our communities by growing business investment and jobs in the Shire. The program will fund projects that lead to increased employment opportunities and increased investment in the local economy.

Click here to find out the successful applicants from Round 1.

Round 2 will open early in 2019....stay tuned for updates by subscribing to our Murrindindi Shire Business e-newsletter - here

The annual pool of grant funds will be set as part of the Council budget, across five streams:

  1. Business Support

  2. Business Growth or Establishment

  3. Industry and Economy Growth

  4. Events Kick Starter Program

  5. Major Events Leverage Fund

Grant applications must be lodged on Murrindindi's e-Tendering Portal - click here to access the Portal.

Supporting Documents

Business and Tourism Innovation Grant - Guidelines(PDF, 133KB)

Business and Tourism Innovation Grant - Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 78KB)

Quick Guide - On-line Portal(PDF, 580KB)

Map of Murrindindi Shire(PDF, 2MB)

The following templates are provided as examples you may use. You are not required to use them.

Project Plan Template - Example A(DOCX, 40KB)

Project Plan Template - Example B(DOCX, 29KB)

In-kind Template(XLSX, 16KB)

If you have any questions please email or call Council on (03) 5772 0333.


3. Community Grants Program

Council’s Community Grants Program has been established to strengthen communities.

Applications will be considered from locally based groups and organisations and are primarily for once-off or start-up projects or activities aimed at growing an event.

There are three assessments undertaken per year:

  • applications submitted from October to the last business day in February - assessed in March

  • applications submitted from March to the last business day in May - assessed in June

  • applications submitted from June to the last business day in September - assessed in October

Amounts up to $500 do not require matching contribution, however amounts between $500 to $5000 require matching cash or in-kind. 

Applications may be submitted in more than one round and will be decided on merit, taking into consideration Council's mission, values, objectives and strategies.

Council will not consider applications for activities that could be described as an organisation's core business, administration or day-to-day operation.

Applications labelled 'Community Grants Application' can be submitted via:

  • Post to Manager Community Services, Murrindindi Shire Council, PO Box 138, Alexandra 3714.

  • Email to