Community Matching Grants

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

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.

Before applying:

  • 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.

Grant Guidelines

Past recipients

Below are the community projects that received funding through Round One 2023/2024 of Greater Shepparton City Council's Community Matching Grants Scheme.

Organisation Project
Tatura Civic Halls Inc Upgrade of electrical switchboards
Goulburn Valley Woodworkers Woodworking Show
Shepparton Access Gaming Café
Tallygaroopna Men's Shed Inc Cladding of shade shed
Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre Barbeque Project
Toolamba Recreation Reserve and Community Centre Community Asset Committee Lighting and kitchen facilities upgrade
Murchison Community Plan Art Project
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