Community Development Grant applications closing soon


There is still time for non-profits and community groups to get applications in for two of three Community Development Grant categories.

Community Development Grants aim to provide financial assistance to deliver projects, programs, equipment or events that contribute to the community.

Two of the three categories are still open, details as follows:

CategoryDescriptionClosing date
EnvironmentProvides up to $5,000 for activities that will enhance a community group’s capacity to run or promote programs with a benefit to the environment. Applicants can propose projects to support natural environment and/or capacity building from an environmental group. Projects occurring on private property are ineligible.3.00pm on Friday 13 March 2020
EquipmentThis grant category will provide a maximum grant of up to $5,000 and provides equipment funding necessary for the successful operation or delivery of services for communities.3.00pm on Friday 13 March 2020
Minor Capital WorksThis grant category provides for minor repairs, renovations and associated infrastructure for buildings, clubrooms, sporting and other community facilities.

Expressions of interest (EOIs) have now closed.

Applications remain open for successful EOIs until 3.00pm on Friday 10 April 2020

Applications are encouraged for projects and programs that:

  • 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.

For full eligibility criteria and applications, visit Council’s Community Development Grants webpage.

Anyone wishing to discuss their application in further detail may make an appointment by calling 1300 229 229 (1300 BAW BAW).

As noted by Mayor Cr Danny Goss

“Community Development Grants have helped fund some amazing projects and programs in our community. If you’re a non-profit or community group and thinking of applying, don’t miss out on this fantastic grant opportunity – get your applications in now!”




Images: Successful grant recipients from last year’s round of Community Development Grants, the West Gippsland Hockey Association, who received $5,000 to purchase eight junior size goals for their junior hockey players.

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