Community Grants

Overview

Community Grants are provided for projects that support our communities to

  • improve the liveability of our towns and places
  • build connections
  • create opportunities for participation in community and civic life
  • improve personal and community health and wellbeing
  • protect our natural environment
  • assist communities to plan for the future

There are two categories of Community Grants

  • Sponsorships
  • Community Projects and Events 

Projects that have a partnership approach are encouraged.

Read the Program Guidelines to check if you are eligible to apply

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (Word)(DOCX, 7MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (PDF)(PDF, 3MB)

Questions?

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

Community and Individual Sponsorships

Council sponsorships provide financial or in-kind support to eligible individuals, social enterprises, groups and organisations and promotes the role of Council. Sponsorship is a transaction in which Council provides a financial or non-financial contribution for an event, projects, service or activity, in return for agreed promotional benefits.

Individuals are able to apply for a Community Sponsorship if they

  • are participating in an official cultural, sporting or recreation event
  • have an incorporated auspice for the activity or event
  • are based in Murrindindi Shire
  • are able to contribute cash, in-kind or both to the project 

Not-for-profit community groups and organisations, and Committees of Management are able to apply for single or multi-year funding. The total amount of funding in a multi-year arrangement will not exceed $5000.

Typical projects

Projects or activities that

  • enhance Council's public image through association with a sponsored activity
  • deliver a community benefit
  • provide a value for money promotion opportunity
  • align with the Murrindindi Shire Council Plan 2017-2021 Strategic Objectives
  • use traditional and/or online media to promote Council’s contribution
  • acknowledge Council's contribution at events and in speeches/interviews
  • invite Council to participate in the event in a meaningful way
  • include Council materials in information packs or on static displays
  • offer Council naming rights for awards and prizes for the term of the sponsorship
  • foster civic pride by highlighting the things Murrindindi Shire is known for
  • showcase the character of our rural towns and communities
  • showcase our natural environment and landscapes
  • showcase our diverse range of community, recreation and visitor opportunities and experiences

Expected outcomes

Projects are expected to deliver one or more of the following outcomes

  • increased visibility of Council contributions to community
  • greater community awareness of the role of Council
  • increased opportunities for Council to distribute or gather information
  • raised awareness of activities that align with Council values and strategic objectives
  • greater community awareness of the role of Council
  • increased opportunities for Council to distribute or gather information
  • raised awareness of activities that align with Council values and strategic objectives
  • increased awareness and civic pride of rural towns, communities and the things Murrindindi Shire is known for

Timing

Individual sponsorship applications received by the second Wednesday of the month at 4.00 pm will be assessed and awarded by the end of the following month.

Community sponsorship applications are assessed and awarded three times a year. Applications received by 4.00 pm on the second Wednesday of February, June and October will be assessed and awarded by the end of the following month.

Read the Program Guidelines to check if you are eligible to apply

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (Word)(DOCX, 7MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (PDF)(PDF, 3MB)

Click here to apply

 

Supporting Documents

The following templates are provided as examples you may use to prepare your application. 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, 13KB)

Agreement to Auspice Template(DOCX, 17KB)

Community Projects and Events

The Community Projects and Events Grant supports social enterprises, not-for-profit community groups and organisations, and businesses to undertake activities that have a broad community benefit. This includes activities with a focus on health and wellbeing, building resilience and reducing social isolation, looking after our built and natural environments, and providing arts and cultural opportunities.

Typical projects

Projects or activities that have a broad community benefit and promote health and wellbeing by

  • promoting active and healthy life choices
  • increasing opportunities for formal and informal recreation
  • improving access to services
  • focusing on existing and emerging issues

Connect people and encourage participation in community and civic life by

  • providing opportunities for people to connect and build social
  • reducing social isolation
  • building youth resilience through leadership development groups

Maintain and enhance our built and natural environment by

  • promoting use of our built and natural assets
  • caring for our built and natural environment and preserving out historically important buildings and natural environments

Provide opportunities for arts and cultural activities by

  • delivering arts or cultural events or projects
  • celebrating the history, culture and character of our communities, towns and places
  • linking young people to performing arts
  • supporting arts and cultural groups

Expected outcomes

Projects are expected to deliver one or more of the following outcomes

  • more activities that promote personal and community health and wellbeing (e.g. arts and culture, recreation, build social connections)
  • more opportunities for people to come together, participate and celebrate in community and civic life
  • enhanced and increased use of our built and natural environment
  • built and natural environment is preserved

Timing

Applications are assessed and awarded three times a year. Applications received by 4.00 pm on the second Wednesday of February, June and October will be assessed and awarded by the end of the following month.

Read the Program Guidelines to check if you are eligible to apply:

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (Word)(DOCX, 7MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (PDF)(PDF, 3MB)

Click here to apply

Supporting Documents

The following templates are provided as examples you may use to prepare your application. 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, 13KB)

Agreement to Auspice Template(DOCX, 17KB)