Access and Inclusion Grant

Greater Shepparton City Council has a proud history of working in partnership with the community to meet local needs and expectations. One of the ways the Council supports the community is through the Access and Inclusion Grant.

This grant delivers funding to support local businesses, not for profit organisations and community groups to improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities, family, friends and carers.

This grant is NOW OPEN and will close on Sunday 11 August 2024 at 5pm.

To apply:  Visit Council's SmartyGrants portal

Greater Shepparton City Council warmly welcomes your application. Please read the Guidelines below carefully to prior to making application.

There are two (2) streams of funding available within the Access and Inclusion Grant Program.

Download the grant guidelines

Things to consider when upgrading your business to provide better access

Are you are renting the premises that you operate from?

If yes, you will need the property owner’s written permission to make structural changes to the premises.

Are you making structural changes to the building?

If you are making structural changes to the building, e.g. widening doorways or replacing steps with a ramp you need to contact Council’s Building Planning and Compliance Department to check whether building, local laws or planning permits are required to carry out the buildings works or signage that you are proposing to undertake.

Are you adding to or upgrading the existing sanitary facilities on the premises?

If you are looking to add accessible sanitary facilities or to upgrade an existing sanitary facility, you need to contact Council’s Environmental Health Department to ensure your design is capable of achieving compliance with the current standards. You may also need to obtain a building and or planning permit to carry out these types of works.

Do you need to contact a member of Council’s Building, Local Laws or Planning Teams?

If you need to contact Council’s Building, Local Laws or Planning Teams, appointments are required for customers wishing to make an enquiry. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 4.15pm. Appointments can be made online, in person at Council’s main office at 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton or by contacting (03) 5832 9700.

If you have any question or need any additional information about the Access & Inclusion Grants, please contact Council’s Access & Inclusion Officer on 5832 9700 or via email