Select Page

Community groups across the Shire were big winners at the Council meeting last night with six applications recommended for full funding and one recommended for partial funding.  A total of over $13,000 has been allocated across the successful applicants. Eleven applications were received in total with four applications assessed as not eligible/unsuccessful.

Mayor, Cr Lesley Hewitt, said that eligible community groups can access funds in four rounds annually across five categories that support a range of community needs.

“Community grants allow community groups to fund projects that they may not have been able to deliver without support.  It is an important way that Council invests in and supports the community,” said Cr Hewitt.

The successful projects and organisation are:

Project NameOrganisationAmount
Zelman Orchestra ConcertU3A Hepburn Shire Inc$1,000
Daylesford Debutante Ball 2021Daylesford Debutante Ball 2021 & Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre$2,500
Resourcing the Creswick Family History GroupCreswick Family History Group & Creswick Railway Workshop$2,424
Community Display Screen/Sport ScoreboardCreswick Football Netball Club$2,500
Creswick New Residents SessionCreswick railway Workshop$1,400
New Residents WelcomeTrentham Neighbourhood Centre$945


Kindergarten Room Equipment RefreshDaylesford Community Childcare Centre$2,500

Round 4 for the community grants program is open until 3 May 2021. Find more information at

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann