About the grants
Grants of up to $5000 are available for community groups to support one-off projects to benefit the community.
The Community Matching Grant Scheme will support the development and implementation of community activities and projects, and is part of Council’s Community Development Framework.
The intention of the funding is to facilitate projects which achieve some or all of the following objectives:
- Build new social connections and partnerships within communities, or reinforce those that already exist.
- Encourage participation in community activities and organisations.
- Enable community members to acquire or develop a new skill.
- Create, renew or revitalise places and spaces within the community.
Funded projects must be able to demonstrate that they are inclusive, have wide community support, and, where appropriate, are sustainable past Council’s funding. Funding may be used to conduct events such as a celebration or social gathering, artistic or cultural projects, projects which address environmental needs or community building projects such as creating or rejuvenating a community asset.
Grants are available up to $5,000 per project.
How to apply
This grant will close on Sunday 17 March 2024 at 5.00pm.
To apply: Visit Council's SmartyGrants portal
For any questions about this grant, please contact Council on (03) 5832 9700.
Council staff are available to discuss your project ideas any time of year. It is important to start your project planning early. Grant Information sessions are conducted throughout the year.
- read the Grant Guidelines to ensure you are eligible for the grant; and
- contact the Community Strengthening Team on 03 5832 9700.
Applying for the Community Matching Grant Scheme is an online process. Use the Online Grants Help Guide to get a better understanding of how to submit your online grant. Assistance can be requested to lodge your application.
For more information call the Community Strengthening Team on 03 5832 9700.
We welcome your application to the next Round of the Community Matching Grant Scheme.
Below are the community projects that received funding through Round One 2023/2024 of Greater Shepparton City Council's Community Matching Grants Scheme.
|Tatura Civic Halls Inc
|Upgrade of electrical switchboards
|Goulburn Valley Woodworkers
|Tallygaroopna Men's Shed Inc
|Cladding of shade shed
|Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre
|Toolamba Recreation Reserve and Community Centre Community Asset Committee
|Lighting and kitchen facilities upgrade
|Murchison Community Plan
|Primary Care Connect
|Micro Kitchen Gardens Project
|Siasi Uesiliana Tauataina o Tonga i Aositelelia, Shepparton Branch
|PA System for Community Hall
|Caniambo Public Hall
|Renew Window Furnishings