Other Community Grant Opportunities

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


Get Active Kids Voucher Program

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program supports Victorian children to get involved in organised sport and active recreation activities by providing vouchers of up to $200 towards the cost of memberships and registration. You can register now as an activity provider to accept vouchers. Visit www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers for more information.


Local Community Halls Networking & Education Session

This is an opportunity for hall committee members to connect and collaborate across rural Victoria, through a series of three online (free) networking sessions across rural and regional Victoria, facilitated by Governance Trainer & Facilitator Megan Buntine.  

This initiative has come about off the back of some work facilitator Megan did recently with Indigo Shire Council, working with three of their local hall committees, through a workshop where we explored good governance, networking, and hall activation.

Please see attached the flyers for the three upcoming sessions - Session 1(PDF, 539KB), Session 2(PDF, 539KB), Session 3(PDF, 539KB)

The registration links are within the flyers and I have also included them below for people’s convenience:

Session 1: Tuesday, 4 Oct, 12 - 1 pm – Discussion topic: Sharing Challenges and Finding Solutions https://events.humanitix.com/halls-networking-lunch-october

Session 2: Tuesday, 8 Nov, 12 - 1 pm – Discussion topic: Activating our Halls and Engaging our Communities https://events.humanitix.com/networking-sessions-for-local-community-halls-committees-november

Session 3: Tuesday, 6 Dec, 12 - 1 pm – Discussion topic: Deciding on Priorities and Planning for the Future https://events.humanitix.com/networking-sessions-for-local-community-halls-committees-december

For any information please email Megan directly megan@mjbconsulting.net.au


Rebuilding Regional Communities

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), in conjunction with the Australian Government, is currently running a grant funding program called Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC), which aims to support remote, rural and regional communities in Australia to recover from and adapt to COVID-19.

Sitting in FRRRs Strengthening Rural Communities Program, RRC provides two tiers of funding to support community recovery: micro grants for requests of up to $10,000, and larger grants, offered twice per year, for requests between $10,001 and $50,000.

Strengthening Rural Communities Round 15 has just opened, and this round includes both tiers of RRC grants. Applications for this round are due by:

  • Micro grants: 5pm AEDT, 29 November 2022
  • Larger grants (two stage process): EOIs 5pm AEDT, 18 October 2022; Full applications (by invitation) 5pm AEDT, 29 November 2022

Please see the Guidelines for more information. 


Responsible Wood Community Grants

The 22-23 Responsible Wood Community Grants program supports regional and rural Australian communities to create and complete local forest based projects that suits both communities and the forests’ needs.

Funding can be used for many different types of forest based projects, and may include; the construction or upgrade of picnic facilities, tracks, interpretive signage, forest rehabilitation or habitat improvement, bushfire related commemorations or forest based art installations.

The funding available per project is between $2 000 and $15 000 and the applications close on 31st October with the project to be completed by 31st May 2023.

For more information visit https://www.responsiblewood.org.au/what-we-do/our-collective-impact/community-grants-program/


Victoria Energy Compare ($250 Power Saving Bonus available for eligible concession recipients)

The Victorian Government has extended its $250 Power Saving Bonus payment until 30 June this year to support more households doing it tough with energy bills. More than 360,000 Victorians have already accessed the one-off $250 payment, providing more than $90 million for vulnerable households.

Eligible Victorians have until 30 June 2022 to apply for their $250 Bonus. This includes households receiving payments through the Pension Concession, Jobseeker, Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance programs or households who hold a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card. Households can check their eligibility and apply for the bonus by visiting https://compare.energy.vic.gov.au

Households who may not have access to a computer or require assistance with their application can apply over the phone by calling 1800 000 832.


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