Community Development Grants

Baw Baw Shire Council supports community and volunteer groups through an annual Community Development Grants program.

Community Development Grants are offered to non-profit organisations, groups and associations to assist with projects, programs, equipment or events that contribute to the community.

We seek applications that:

  • Reflect the community's priorities and vision (as set out in Council and Community Plans).
  • Will strengthen communities and opportunities for enhanced participation in public life and community groups.
  • Provide benefits to the local and/or Baw Baw community.
  • Contribute to the social, environmental and economic development of our community.

This year, Council particularly encourages applications for youth, community events and programs.


The 2016 Community Development Grants program will open from 12.00pm, Monday 16 May 2016 and close at 3.00pm, Thursday 30 June 2016.

To submit a Community Development Grant application, go to our SmartyGrants page.

Information Session

You are strongly encouraged to attend the Community Information session on Wednesday 1 June 2016 from 6.30pm at the West Gippsland Arts Centre.


For assistance with the online applications, go to:

For information about funding eligibility, key dates, and process review the Community Development Grants - 2016 Funding Guidelines.

For enquiries and to request a copy of the Community Funding Assistance Program, email the Grants Officer or call 5624 2411 during office hours.