Hepburn Shire Council is committed to supporting local community groups and organizations to remain agile and responsive to issues that arise in the local Hepburn community. The 2022/23 Council Grants Review identified the need for a quick-response small projects grant scheme to be available year-round, for community groups to access outside the normal cycle of Community Grants periods.
The Quick Response Grant has been designed to support community groups who may have experienced an unforeseen disruption, urgent issue or to facilitate smaller projects that are significantly less costly than the amount specified in the Community Grants scheme. The Quick Response Grants has been designed to allow for quicker assessment outcomes and to facilitate adequate and timely responses to community issues.
Grants that address the key focus areas in the Council Plan 2021-2025 or address priority groups outlined in the Council Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan are strongly encouraged.
Applicants can apply for a grant up to $1000 once per year. The Quick Response Grants will be open for applications from October 2023 until 10 June 2024, or until the allocation has been exhausted. For more details see the Quick Response Grant Guidelines(PDF, 343KB).
Grant applications need to be submitted through the Hepburn Shire Grants Portal