Local not-for-profit groups and organisations within the Hepburn Shire which are either incorporated or have an auspicing body can submit an application for Council’s Community Grants program.

Council’s new Community Grants Quick Response Pilot Program is now open.

This new responsive Program will be piloted for a period of six months.  Eligible organisations are encouraged to apply and turn their great ideas into successful community projects.  The new Quick Response Program will provide organisations with the opportunity to apply for funding on a monthly basis.  Council Officers will work closely with organisations to advise and assist to develop their project ideas and complete the application process.  The Program Guidelines can be downloaded below.

Closing dates for applications are:

Wednesday 15 March – for recommendation to the April Ordinary Council Meeting
Wednesday 12 April – for recommendation to the May Ordinary Council Meeting
Wednesday 12 May – for recommendation to the June Ordinary Council Meeting

Community Organisations must contact Tamara Patterson tpatterson@hepburn.vic.gov.au to discuss your ideas.

Groups and organisations 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.  The amounts are intended to fund a portion of the total project costs, with the remainder to be provided through other sources.

Program Guidelines


Community Grant Recipients

Since 2008/2009 Hepburn Shire Council has worked with many local community organisation and assisted in funding them to deliver their projects.  Below are some of the projects that have been assisted through our grants scheme.  If you have been awarded a community grant and would like to share your project on this page, please contact tpatterson@hepburn.vic.gov.au

52 Gifts

52gifts is the brainchild of Bake Share Care founder Michelle Symes.  Michelle will cook a different family a meal each week for the entirety of the year, 52 weeks.  It will culminate in a Christmas feast at the end of 2016.  The hope is that people in need; be it the elderly, the sick, someone who has just lost a loved one, or those with very little, walk away from this experience having felt spoilt.  52 Gifts received a community grant from Council to assist in delivering this important initiative.

For more information visit 52gifts.com.au/