Other Community Grant Opportunities

For more opportunities and resources especially for sporting and recreational clubs, associations and groups visit - https://southwestsport.com.au/grants/


Telstra Connected Communities Grant Program

After a few particularly tough years, Telstra, in partnership with the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal, will make available $600,000 over three years in grants of up to $10,000 each for community groups that can help build resilient, sustainable and liveable communities. 

Round 1 opens on the 1st March 2023 and we would really like to see many community groups from Western Victoria and Southern NSW getting involved.

More information can be found :



Victorian Fisheries Authority Small Grants Program

To provide funding of up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) for small recreational fishing projects which benefit public recreational fishing in Victoria.

At the discretion of the Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group, the Small Grants Program will provide funding under the following categories:

  • Recreational fishing access and infrastructure
  • Community fishing events
  • Education projects

Visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/recreational-fishing-grants-program/small-grants-program for more information.


Victorian Government Power Saving Bonus – Round 2

A new round of the Power Saving Bonus program will commence on 24 March 2023. Victorian households will be able to receive a new $250 payment, including any households that received a payment through the current round. You can apply for the new $250 payment by returning to https://compare.energy.vic.gov.au/ from 24 March 2023.

If you haven't yet applied for the current round of the $250 Power Saving Bonus, you can submit an application below. Applications for the current round can be submitted up until midnight on 23 March 2023.

Before submitting an application for the bonus, please read the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a Victorian residential energy consumer (i.e. have a residential electricity account).
  • You must be the account holder
  • Only one payment is available per household

As part of the Power Saving Bonus application process, we will present you with information about the best priced electricity offers available in your area. You are not required to switch offers or retailers.

The application process will take five to ten minutes of your time, and you will need to have a recent electricity bill with you.


All-Terrain Rollator

Glenelg Shire Council now offers FREE hire of an All-Terrain Rollator for Community use.

The All-Terrain Rollator is specifically designed to navigate all the challenging off-road terrains, including soft sand and is located at the Portland Visitor Information Centre on Lee Breakwater Road Portland.

To book, please contact the Portland Visitor Information Centre on 1800 035 567 or portlandvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au.



WTF - Where's the Funding?

Fundraising is the lifeblood of most community organisations, yet it's an often-neglected task. Most organisations draw the majority of their income from just one or two sources, and that's a dangerous strategy. If one of those sources dries up, you could quickly face a budget black hole

"Where's the Funding?" is an affordable online compact course run by Our Community designed for grassroots fundraisers. Drawing from the Seven Pillars of Fundraising, this ICDA course will help participants identify all the many sources of income available to their organisation and give them confidence to start drawing from each of them.

The course costs just $55 and is delivered via a smart learning management system which allows you to complete the course at your own pace and at a time and location of your choosing.

Learn more and register at www.communitydirectors.com.au