The Community Grants Program opens on 21 June 2018 for applications. Community groups are encouraged to apply for funding for events, programs, projects and equipment.  This funding program links to the Hepburn Shire Council Plan.  Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate how their project links to the program objectives in one of the three Community Grant Program categories.  Grants can be sought for amounts up to $2,000.  These amounts are intended to fund a portion of the total project costs, with the remainder to be provided through other sources.

Recommendations to Council will be made on a monthly basis. Applications received by the closing dates below will be presented to Council at the following monthly Council meeting.  For example, Applications received by May closing date will be recommended at the June Ordinary Council Meeting.

Prospective applicants must contact a Council Officer prior to submitting an application – refer to guidelines for contact details.

Community Grants Program Guidelines 2018-2019

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Community Grant Recipient – April 2017

What’s in Our Backyard at Glenlyon program, a joint Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group and Glenlyon Progress Association series of Sunday nature study events, was made possible by funding from Council, Daylesford Community Bank and Daylesford Community Op Shop. What’s In Our Backyard At Glenlyon provides an opportunity for parents and children to have fun, learn, socialise together and participate in community activities.


Community Grant Recipient – May 2017

Clunes Golf Club received a Community Grant to upgrade four tee-off areas.  Clunes Golf Club members helped lay Santa Anna Couch on four tees.  Santa Anna Couch requires around 20% of the water to keep green compared to most standard grasses.  The Clunes Golf Club is continually working on improving the course so it is playable for 12 months of the year, encouraging participation from a wide range of community members.