Community Arts Grants

Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to offer funding for projects which build or strengthen Greater Shepparton communities through its Community Arts Grant.

Grants of between $500 and $2500 are available for projects.

How to Apply

Due to COVID-19 and measures taken to slow the spread of the virus, it is more important than ever for us to find ways to strengthen our communities and foster a sense of togetherness through arts and culture.

Projects in this round should therefore be appropriate for the current environment of social distancing and restrictions on mass gatherings.

This grant will close on Friday 31 July 2020 at 5.00pm.

In order to access the application form, please contact the Community Arts Grant Coordinator on (03) 5832 9700 to discuss your project and to request the link to apply. The link to apply will only be available after discussing your project with us. 

Grant decisions for Round 1 2020/2021 will be assessed in August with funds available from September 2020.

Round 2 2020/2021 grant decisions are scheduled to be made at the April 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting with funds available from May 2021.

Grant information sessions are conducted at various times during the year. The last session was held on Monday 22 June. 

Note: If an application is approved, a grant may vary from the sum applied for. Grants will be determined after all applications have been received and assessed according to the intention of the Community Arts Grants and the eligibility of the application.

About this grant

Providing funding to community groups for these arts activities and projects gives Council the opportunity to enhance innovation and skill development in the arts, and enhance the community wellbeing through artistic activities and pursuits. It encourages participation across all sectors of the community. These grants aim to support and engage the community by embracing cultural harmony and diversity.

There are two rounds available each financial year.

For more information on this program please contact Council's Community Arts Grants Coordinator on (03) 5832 9700.

Acquitting for your Greater Shepparton Community Arts Grant

Acquitting is a mandatory part of the Community Arts Grant process. The Acquittal Form provides details to Council about how the grant money was spent and the outcomes of the project. Acquittal forms are completed online and must be returned to Council within 30 days of the completion of the project or the date specified on your funding agreement, whichever is earlier.