Council Supports Community with Sponsorship Program.

Published on 04 July 2019

Local community groups and eligible residents are encouraged to apply for sponsorship in Round One of Baw Baw Shire Council’s 2019-20 Community Sponsorship program, which is now open.

The Community Sponsorship program aims to encourage and assist individuals and community groups that make positive contributions within Baw Baw or are ambassadors for our region.

Funding is available for community events and for residents that are competing in or attending an event at which they will be representing Baw Baw Shire.

Eligible community events may receive up to $5,000 in sponsorship funding.

Individual ‘Baw Baw Ambassadors’ must be a resident of Baw Baw Shire and may receive up to $500.

Group or Team Ambassadors must be based in Baw Baw Shire and may receive up to $1,500.

Round One applications will be accepted until 28 July 2019, with outcomes expected to be announced in late August/early September. Awarded quarterly, subsequent rounds will accept applications as follows:

  • Round Two – 30 September 2019 to 27 October 2019
  • Round Three – 13 January 2020 to 9 February 2020
  • Round Four – 30 March 2020 to 26 April 2020 

Visit Council's sponsorship webpage to make an online application or to find out more.

Quotes attributable to Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Cr Mikaela Power

“Baw Baw Shire is home to many inspiring individuals and organisations that contribute so much to our community. As a Council, we believe it’s important that they receive the support they need to continue their work.

“The Community Sponsorship program is an important component of Council’s wider Community Funding Assistance Program and I think it’s a great demonstration of our commitment to creating and supporting vibrant communities in Baw Baw.

“As a parent and long-term community member, I know that every little bit helps. As Mayor, I would like to invite all eligible people and groups to make an application.”