Community Assistance Fund - Applications Closed

Grants of up to $15,000 aimed at supporting community organisations to deliver services and activities that benefit the community.  There are four categories with different funding rations as follows:

Funding stream

Up to $3,000 
(Project total cost)

$3,001 and over
Maximum contribution from Council is $15,000


No applicant contribution required

$1: $1

Capital Works

No applicant contribution required

$1: $1

Community Strengthening

No applicant contribution required

$1: $1

Funded Organisations Program

No applicant contribution required

Not eligible


Applications open: Monday 1 August 2023 at 10am

Applications close: Monday 11 September 2023 at 10am

View the GUIDELINES for our Community Assistance Fund program - here(PDF, 532KB)

To APPLY please follow this link to online grant portal - Client Portal ( - Fund is currently closed

**Any organisations that have not already registered on this portal will need to login with an email address (preferably generic email for each club/organisation) and enter a password.

**Please ensure you contact a Community Assistance Fund Program Officer prior to applying on 1300 656 564 or email (This is a mandatory requirement).

Community Drop In Sessions are being held for organisations to discuss their projects with Program Officers as follows:

Port Fairy – Monday 31 July 11am to 1pm @ Reardon Theatre

Koroit – Tuesday 1 July 4pm to 6pm @ Koroit Theatre foyer

Mortlake – Wednesday 9 July 3:30pm to 5:30pm @ Mortlake Community Centre

*To register for these please email or phone 1300 656 564 and ask for CAF Program Officer.