Fee Reductions

Fee reductions provide financial relief to not-for-profit community groups and organisations which can demonstrate financial hardship as the result of undertaking projects or activities for community benefit. 

Where a community group is seeking a fee reduction and a Community Projects and Events Grant, the fee reduction will be considered as part of the grant application and the combined value cannot exceed the maximum grant allowable for community projects and events. In this instance, only the Community Projects and Events application form is required. 

Total fee waivers may be considered where significant hardship or need can be demonstrated.

Applications close at 4pm, on the last Wednesday of every month. Applications are accessed the following month.

Typical reductions

Fee reductions for projects or activities that deliver a community benefit, such as:

  • planning or building fees for community events and projects

  • waste services including waste disposal and additional bins

  • community bus hire for community activities

  • venue hire of halls, meeting spaces and building

Expected outcomes

Projects are expected to deliver the following outcome:

  • lower the financial hardship or risk for not-for-profit community groups and organisations undertaking events, projects or other activities 

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, 3MB)

Click here to apply



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

Information sessions

Are you interested in applying for a grant through Council's Grants and Contributions Program? If yes, book in to a session where you can:

  • 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.

The following information sessions are open for bookings:

  • Y Water Discovery Centre, Yea - 20 January 2020 from 5pm to 8pm - Click here to book
  • Alexandra Shire Hall, - 21 January 2020 from 5pm to 8pm - Click here to book

Supporting Documents

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

In Kind Template(XLSX, 13KB)