Grants and Funding

Council provides grants as one-off financial assistance to not-for-profit organisations running local projects and activities, such as local and regional events, community development activities, community health initiatives, environment, and revitalisation of space and heritage projects.

The grants program is aligned with the objectives of the Greater Shepparton Council Plan, to support established and emerging communities through activities, programs and events that contribute to community strengthening and bring a wide range of social and economic returns to the municipality.

There are two main grant rounds available for Council grants each year (note that some grants have different closing dates, so please visit their individual pages listed below to find out more).

Round 2 Community Grants

Round 2 of Greater Shepparton City Council's Community Grants will be open from 2 December 2019 to 10 February 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

The following programs will be open in Round 2:

Information about each of our grants is available below this box.

To see which grants are currently open, or to apply for a grant, visit Council's SmartyGrants portal.

Grant decisions will be made at the April 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.

A grant information session will be held on Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 5.30pm at Council's Main Office, 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton. To attend please RSVP via this link.

For any questions, please contact Council on (03) 5832 9700.

Find other grants

Greater Shepparton City Council has also partnered with Moira Shire Council and Strathbogie Shire Council to provide the Goulburn Valley Funding Finder website. This free and useful tool assists businesses and community groups to search for grants across all tiers of government: local, state, and federal, as well as philanthropic organisations.

Goulburn Valley Funding Finder