The Community Grants Program is now open 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 2018

The Creswick Brass Band received a community grant to upgrade its trailer and band equipment. This has made it easier for the group to transport equipment within the Shire, allowing more residents to enjoy the beautiful music played by the group.

Community Grant Recipient – April 2018

VOGA Cycling Club received a community grant to assist in the delivery of the 2 day cycling event – The Brackenbury. With the assistance from the program, the club could successfully run this event, and provide events and sessions dedicated to improving the skills of children and adult female riders. The event attracted a large number of competitors and spectators to our Shire.

Community Grant Recipient – September 2018 

The Hepburn Springs Golf Club has run a number of participation programs for children, youth and adults., with the club received a community grant to contribute towards promotional items and catering for these initiatives. The program has had a large uptake within our local community.