Supporting local groups with over $22K in community sponsorship


Baw Baw Shire Council has shared over $22,000 to support a wide range of community events and local ambassadors through the Community Sponsorship program.

Through the Community Sponsorship program, individuals, groups, non-profits and sports people/teams can apply for funds for activities that support vibrant community outcomes for people in Baw Baw Shire.

Funding is available for community groups to deliver community events (up to $5,000) and also for Baw Baw ambassadors (up to $500 for individuals and $1,500 for groups/teams) for residents competing in or participating in an event representing Baw Baw Shire.

Each financial year, four rounds of Community Sponsorship are available with applications opening in July, October, January and April.

These are the successful outcomes for round two of the 2019/20 financial year:

2019/20 Round two – Community events

Community group Event Date Sponsorship amount
Drouin and District Business Group Drouin Lights Up Festival December 2019 $5,000
Drouin Ficifolia Festival Committee Drouin Ficifolia Committee February 2020 $5,000
Baw Baw Arts Alliance; Ficifolia Arts Show February 2020 $1,000
Warragul Camera Club National Photographic Competition and Exhibition March 2020 $3,000
Rokeby and Crossover Friends Group Rokeby Twilight Trail Run March 2020 $4,702
Warragul Lions Club Lions Zone 6 V3 Family Convention October 2020 $3,500

2019/20 Round two – Ambassadors

Individual/team Event Date Sponsorship amount
Kelly Keith of Drouin World Cheerleading Championships, Florida USA April 2020 $500

Applications for the third round of Community Sponsorship are now being accepted, closing on Sunday 9 February 2020.

/Public Release. View in full here.