Community Sponsorship applications now open

Published on 30 September 2019


Individuals and not-for-profit groups can now apply for another round of Council’s Community Sponsorship funding program.

The program aims to support delivery of vibrant community events and/or support ambassadors of our region who are competing in or attending an event whilst representing Baw Baw.

Funding categories

Funding is available in two categories:

  • Community events: Up to $5,000 for youth events and programs, one off events, new and existing events.
  • Baw Baw Ambassadors: Up to $500 for individuals or $1,500 for groups/teams.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding, applications must:

  • contribute to positive community and social outcomes,
  • create stronger connections within the community,
  • celebrate different ages and cultures,  
  • recognise an opportunity to create connections, and/or
  • commemorate a significant event.

Applications are now open for four weeks, closing on Sunday 27 October 2019.

This is the second round of funding for the 2019/20 financial year. A third and fourth round will open in January 2020 and April 2020.

For more information or to apply for sponsorship funding, visit

The Community Sponsorship program is part of Council’s Community Funding Assistance Program that has invested over $630,000 in support in 2018/19. The program builds on Council’s commitment to community development, building responsible leadership and creating vibrant communities.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Mikaela Power

“Our sponsorship program is all about improving community connections, inclusion, vibrancy and participation. We're proud to support those in our community who are keen to have a go. We encourage eligible individuals and groups to apply for funding to continue building a better Baw Baw.”

Quotes attributable to Deputy Mayor Cr Danny Goss

“Through previous rounds of sponsorship funding, we’ve supported some of our region’s most popular events including Gardivalia, the Warragul National Photographic Competition, and the annual Ficifolia Festival. We’ve also been able to help local people and teams reach new heights in state-wide and inter-state competitions or participate in high-level creative and artistic opportunities.”

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