Council launches new grants and contributions program

Published on 12 March 2019

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Murrindindi Shire Council has launched its new ‘Grants and Contributions Program’ which will streamline how and when people can apply for support from Council.

Mayor Sandice McAulay said we’ve worked hard to redevelop our approach to grants and contributions to ensure those who are supporting their communities have access to assistance when they need it.

“This Program has six different streams of financial and in-kind support available to not-for-profit community groups, businesses and event organisers within Murrindindi Shire,” Cr McAulay said.

From ‘fee reductions and waivers’ to ‘quick response grants’ to ‘governance and capacity building’ to business, event and community organisation sponsorships, all of our support streams are open for applications now.

“While all of the support streams will be assessed and awarded more frequently, it is worth familiarising yourself with our timetable to make sure you don’t miss out.

  • Applications for ‘Fee Reductions’, ‘Quick Response Grants’ and ‘Governance, Skills and Capacity Building Support’ will be assessed and awarded every month.
  • ‘Events Support Grants’ will be assessed three times a year, with the first round open for application now and closing on 10 April.
  • ‘Business and Innovation Grants will be assessed twice a year, with the first round open for applications now and closing on 10 April.
  • The ‘Community Sponsorships and Grants’ stream will be assessed three times a year, with the next round open for application now and closing on 26 June.

“You can find out more about the eligibility criteria, financial support limits and time-frames of each stream on our grants page. Or why not pop along to one of the information sessions we’ll be holding to help people make the most of the new and improved Grants and Contributions Program. These sessions will be running at the Alexandra Council Office on 19 March from 5pm and at the Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House on 21 March from 5pm.

“Or, if you’re keen to get your application in now, jump onto our website where you’ll discover our simple online application process!” Cr McAulay added.