Community Assistance Grants


The next Community Assistance Grants funding round will open 14 June to 2 August, 2022.

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Community Assistance Grants aim to build on community capacity, encourage participation in cultural development and support community initiatives that promote participation and working together to maintain our community assets.

Community Assistance Grant applications are made available for not for profit community groups looking for funding of $2,001 - $6,000 in the categories listed below.

There are two rounds of funding each year opening 14 January 2022 to 1 March 2022 and 13 June 2022 to 2 August 2022.

Community Event Grants

Applications will be considered for events that celebrate the community, or aspects of culture and identity. Applicants must aim to bring the community together to actively engage them in an event or activity.

Funding Available: $2,001 - $6,000
Current Status: Closed

Attention Event Organisers

We're helping to keep Victorian events safe. In addition to notifying Council of your public event you also now need to register your event and submit documentation to The Victorian State Government based on number of attendees and risk factors. The link below takes you to the Victorian State Government Public Events page and guides you do a self-assessment of your event and complete necessary planning.

Questions relating to public events can be directed to the 24/7 Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or emailed to

Community Facility Grants

Applications will be considered for minor capital works projects and maintenance on community facilities. Playing surface improvements and lighting projects are also considered to be capital works items. Built in or fixed equipment may also be considered for funding. Projects incorporating sustainable initiatives including passive energy design, energy usage and water harvesting are encouraged to apply.

Funding Available: $2,001 - $6,000
Current Status: Closed

Community Project Grants

Applications will be considered for projects that fulfil a demonstrated community need and benefit the diverse community. Equipment purchases and project planning may also be considered for a Community Project Grant.

Funding Available: $2,001 - $6,000
Current Status: Closed

Guidelines and Assessment Criteria

The Community Assistance Grant Guidelines and Assessment Criteria will assist with eligibility and what is required to submit an application. Prior to completing the application form you should contact Wellington Shire Council to seek feedback on your proposal. This will ensure that you are applying in the correct funding category and your application meets the funding guidelines.

The Assessment Criteria form should be used as a reference by all applicants when they are completing their application form. The Assessment Criteria form is used to assess all Community Assistance Grant applications.

Successful Applications

The current list of successful grant applicants is available for download on the following links:

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022