Round 2 grants applications are now closed.

Through the Community Grants Program, council offers financial support to not-for-profit community organisations for projects, events, exhibitions and more, which contribute to the municipality, supporting council's vision "We are strong, supportive, vibrant and sustainable."

Community grants are available two categories:

  • Community Support       up to $4,000
  • Events                             community (up to $1,000), significant (up to $5,000)

Steps to apply

  1. Read the guidelines (download below)
  2. Start your application (online)
  3. Once complete, submit before the closing date

All applications are now online.

The first step to applying is to register your organisation and set up a password. Once registered, you can start and save your application as you progress it. Supporting documents can also be attached. Please remember to submit your application before 5pm on Friday, 20 September. If you need assistance with the online process, please contact Bobbi Aitken, 1300 666 535.

Online application - click here to start.

Steps to acquit your grant

To acquit your grant, you will need your log in and password details to the online portal.

Click here to access portal

  1. Go to "my pending submissions"
  2. Follow the prompts to complete your acquittal and submit

How are grant applications assessed?

Applications for community grants are assessed according to their category. Projects which focus on strengthening Campaspe’s communities are considered favourably. Other selection criteria include:

  • Economic benefit – Will the project increase retail, industry and accommodation, enhancement of economic base, or funds spent locally?
  • Project sustainability - If the project is ongoing, is it likely to generate its own funds for future years?   
  • Community / social benefit - Does the project involve local community members? Does it bring visitors to Campaspe? Or does it enrich the shire?
  • Partnership - Contribution by group or others to the project either cash and / or in-kind, including project partnership participation (not just financial contribution). 

Community Grants Program timeline

Round 1
March            applications open
mid April        applications close
June              successful applications advised
July               funds presented 

Round 2
August                applications open
mid September  applications close
November          successful applications advised
December          funds presented

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