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:

  • Enable community led projects and activities that support the community’s priorities and vision (as set out in the Council Plan and informed by Baw Baw 2050 and other strategic documents recognised by Council)
  • 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.

All applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Community Development Grants Fact Sheet(PDF, 119KB) .

Information Session - Watch on Demand

A community information session was held on 20 March 2019 at the Trafalgar Council Chambers from 6pm to 8pm.

The information session was live streamed and is available to watch on demand via Council’s website.

Click here to download the Information Session presentation slides(PDF, 10MB) .

Grant Categories

Application can be made across three categories:

Environment Projects

A maximum grant of $5,000 will be available to provided funding for activities that will enhance a community group’s capacity to run or promote programs with a benefit to the environment, to support natural and built components of environment, sustainable gardens and/or capacity building from an environmental group.

Minor Equipment Purchases

This grant category will provide a maximum grant of up to $5,000 and will be available for community groups to purchase necessary equipment for successful operation or delivery of services for communities.

Minor Capital Works

The minor capital works category provides for financial support for minor repairs, renovating and equipment to buildings, clubrooms, sporting and other community facilities in consultation with BBSC prior to an application being submitted. This funding requires a community contribution to match Council’s grant. A maximum grant of up to $10,000 is available.

How to Apply

Grant Opportunity


Applications Open

Applications Close


Expression of Interest (EOI) Applications –

Minor Capital Works Only

Submit an Expression of Interest Application for all Minor Capital Works proposals prior to submitting a Minor Capital Works Application. This is a compulsory requirement. You will be notified if your application progress to the next stage.


28 February 2019

29 March 2019 at 3.00pm


Applications for:

Environmental Projects

Minor Equipment Purchases

Minor Capital Works (if Successful EOI Application Only)


11 March 2019

10 May 2019 at 3.00pm




Late applications will not be accepted.

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