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 and assist communities to plan for the future.

There are two categories of Community Grants:

Applications close at 4pm, 26 June 2019.

The next round will close on 30 October 2019.

Community Sponsorships

Council sponsorships provide financial or in-kind support to eligible individuals, groups and organisations. The Sponsorships program provides community with support to plan and run community activities or events.

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 the Shire of Murrindindi.

are able to contribute cash, in-kind or both to the project.

Not-for-profit community groups/organisations and Committees of Management are able to apply for single or multi-year funding (Total funding in a multi-year funding arrangement will not exceed $5000).

Typical projects

Projects or activities that promote the diverse range of opportunities and experiences on offer in Murrindindi Shire such as:

  • cultural, artistic, recreational or tourism events or activities

  • arts and cultural events and activities

  • recreational and sporting events

  • individuals participating in an official cultural, sporting or recreation event 

Expected outcomes

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

  • increased awareness and civic pride of rural towns, communities and the things Murrindindi Shire is known for

  • 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

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

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines (Word)(DOCX, 13MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines (PDF)(PDF, 721KB)

Click here to apply

Information Sessions

Click on the links below to book your spot in the next Grants and Contributions Program Information Session.

Marysville - 5.30pm on Thursday 30 May 2019 at Marysville Community Centre (Lakeview Room)

Yea - 5.30pm on Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Yea Service Centre (Chambers)

Questions?

If you have any questions please email grants@murrindindi.vic.gov.au or call Council on (03) 5772 0333.

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)

Community Projects and Events

Community Projects and Events Grants support not-for-profit community groups and organisations to undertake activities that have a broad community benefit. This includes activities with a focus on health & 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
  • addressing existing and emerging issues

Connect people and encourage participation in community and civic life by:

  • providing opportunities for people to connect and build social networks
  • reduce social isolation
  • build 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
  • preserving our historically important building
  • preserving our 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 (eg 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

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

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines (Word)(DOCX, 13MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines (PDF)(PDF, 721KB)

Click here to apply

Information Sessions

Click on the links below to book your spot in the next Grants and Contributions Program Information Session.

Kinglake - 5pm on Thursday 21 March 2019 at Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House

Marysville - 5.30pm on Thursday 30 May 2019 at Marysville Community Centre (Lakeview Room)

Yea - 5.30pm on Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Yea Service Centre (Chambers)

Questions?

If you have any questions please email grants@murrindindi.vic.gov.au or call Council on (03) 5772 0333.

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)