Grants and Contributions

Murrindindi Shire Council's Grants and Contributions Program continues to build on Council’s commitment to support events, activities and projects that align with Council’s objectives outlined in the Murrindindi Shire Council Plan 2017-2021.

In 2020-21 Council is particularly interested in supporting projects that help businesses, industry and communities recover from the impacts of COVID-19. This is why we want to work collaboratively with applicants and we encourage you to get in touch with us if your project, event or activity is not an exact fit with the Program guidelines below:

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2020-2021 (Word)(DOCX, 8MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2020-2021 (PDF)(PDF, 2MB)

Information sessions

Are you interested in applying for a grant through Council's Grants and Contributions Program? If the answer is yes, you can book into an information session where you will:

  • learn more about Council's Grants and Contributions Program
  • learn tips and techniques on how to write a competitive grant application
  • talk to Council officers about your grant ideas and next steps

Information sessions will be held online throughout the year with the next information session on Monday 8 February 2021 starting at 6.30 pm.A further information session is also scheduled for May 2021.

You can register for the information sessions by clicking the button below or by calling Council on 5772 0333.

Register Now

As part of the Good Sport Initiative, an additional Grants and Contributions session will be held on Monday 15 February with a focus on recreation and sporting clubs. For more information and to register click here.   


How to apply

Please note, all grant streams are now open for application submissions.

Applications for the Grants and Contributions Program are submitted through Council’s online grant management system, SmartyGrants.

To apply, you will need to register with an email address and password. When you click on the ‘Apply Here’ button on the following page you will be able to preview the application form. The first page of the application form contains more information on how to complete and submit the application form, and you can also watch a step-by-step video that takes you through the process.

Interested in finding other grants?

Council is pleased to provide the Murrindindi Shire Funding Finder to all community groups, local businesses, not-for-profits and individuals. This website provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities, as well as tips and videos to help you find and apply for grants.

When you register on the Funding Finder (for free!), you can select the types of grants you are interested in and you will receive personalised email alerts about potential grant opportunities that are relevant to you.


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

Grant Streams

Council's Grants and Contributions Program is currently closed and will reopen on 1 February 2021. You can start planning your application and find out more about the nine different grant streams below.