Baw Baw Shire Council offers sponsorship to local individuals and community groups requiring financial and in-kind assistance for a variety of events, projects and programs.  The Community Funding Assistance Program is part of Council’s commitment to community development, building responsible leadership and creating vibrant communities.

Occasionally Council also receives sponsorship from external organisations or groups for Council-run events, celebrations or activities, and may receive financial or in-kind support from external groups.

Available Sponsorship and Eligibility

Successful applicants will actively promote the support of the Baw Baw Shire Council. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Level One: Individuals, groups and community events, up to $500 (cash and in-kind)
  • Level Two: Local events, up to $3,000 (cash and in-kind)
  • Level Three: Regional/state events, up to $5,000 (cash and in-kind)
  • Level Four: State/national/international events, more than $5,000 (cash and in-kind)

For more information about eligibility and criteria as well as how to apply for sponsorship, download Community Funding Assistance(PDF, 5MB) .

Sponsorship Dates for 2018/19 Financial Year

When is your event?

Apply online no later than

Council will make its decision on


Applications closed

10 April


Applications closed

8 May

After 30 June 2019  Opens 18 April 2019
Closes 12 May 2019
 26 June


How to apply

Applications are being received online using SmartyGrants. The round will open on 18 April and closes at midnight 12 May 2019. The form can be viewed at https://bawbawshire.smartygrants.com.au/CommSponsorship18-19_Final 

Enquiries and Assistance

For enquiries and assistance, email bawbaw@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au or call 1300 Baw Baw (1300 229 229) during office hours.