Our Community Grants Program supports not for profit groups and organisations to undertake activities that help the community to be sustainable, healthy, and thriving.
Community groups are encouraged to apply for funds for projects that:
Use the drop down menu to learn more about the Community Grants Program and click on the link below to download the Community Grants Guidelines.
Download the Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 8MB)
Funding is available to support the delivery of community events, projects, programs, environmental initiatives, and equipment purchases. Grants available up to $5,000.
There are two rounds of funding available annually. Rounds open in February and July.
Click here to learn more about the Community Projects Grants
Funding is available for minor capital works projects where the project value does not exceed $50,000 in total. Minor Capital Works grants of up to $10,000 are available.
Minor Capital Work grants are subject to a two-stage application process, applicants must complete an Expression of Interest Minor Capital Work application first, these are advertised in May.
In July, applicants with successful Expression of Interest Minor Capital Work application are invited to submit a Minor Capital Work grant application with consideration of advice received during the Expression of Interest Minor Capital Work process.
Click here to learn more about the Minor Capital Works grants
Detailed timelines for the Community Grants Program can be found in the Community Grants Program Guidelines.(PDF, 8MB)
Following a review of the Community Grants Program, which began in November 2022 and was completed in May 2023, we are excited to bring you the new Community Grants Program!
Council partnered with Projectura to complete a comprehensive review of the Community Grants program in which extensive internal and external consultation occurred, in conjunction with benchmarking with other similar programs.
The review was completed over three stages, the first involving wide community engagement through a survey and interviews with key stakeholders
Final public consultation was completed on the revised Community Grant Policy before it was presented to Council for consideration.
As a result, the Community Grants program now sits under a new stand-alone Community Grants Policy(PDF, 108KB) which was endorsed by Baw Baw Shire Council on 14 June 2023, and now has new, comprehensive set of Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 8MB) to support it.
Existing grant categories were also evaluated as a part of the review and have been stream-lined into the following two categories; Minor Capital Works, and Community Projects.
The Minor Capital Work stream provides funding for projects such as netting behind goal posts, goal post installation, fencing, lighting upgrades, playing surface upgrades, kitchen upgrades, electronic scoreboards, painting a hall, and public seating.
The Community Projects stream funds events, programs, environmental projects, or equipment purchases.
These changes aim to create an improved, more efficient, and transparent program which better meets the needs of our community.
The new program features:
For enquiries and assistance, email email@example.com or call 1300 Baw Baw (1300 229 229) during office hours.