Strathbogie Shire Council

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Community Grants Program

For projects commencing after July 1, 2018

The Community Grants Program provides an opportunity for groups to undertake projects that complement the focus areas identified as priorities for the Strathbogie Shire Council.

Applications are sought for projects that:

  1. Promote community engagement and participation.
  2. Support gender equality and social inclusion and improve accessibility.
  3. Contribute to building healthy and vibrant communities.

The Community Grants Program is divided into five categories, each of which has specific guidelines - click HERE

Please make sure you refer to the specific guidelines for the relevant catergory and the discuss your application with a memeber of the Community Wellbeing staff before you start your application.

Grant Category  Amount  Click below to apply
Active and Healthy Communities  $5000  Open 19 March 2018
Arts, Culture and Events  $5000  Open 19 March 2018
Environment and Sustainability  $5000  Open 19 March 2018
Facilities and Infrastructure  $5000  Open 19 March 2018
Small Projects  $1000  Open 1 July 2018


It is recommended that your project should directly relate to a strategic goal that is specified in one or more of the following documents:

  • Strathbogie Shire Council Plan 2017-2021 - click HERE

  • Strathbogie Shire Council Liveability Plan 2017-2021 - click HERE

  • A Community Plan developed by the Community Planning Reference Group in your community - click HERE

Timeline (excluding Small Project Grants):

Applications Open  Monday March 19, 2018
Applications Close Friday April 20, 2018
Applications assessed May 2018
Recommendations to Council for decision Tuesday June 19, 2018
Applicants advised of outcome Friday June 22, 2018
Project can commence Sunday July 1, 2018
Project Completed and Acquittal Submitted Friday May 31, 2019


Community Grants Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please contact a member of the Community Wellbeing team on 03 5795 0000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Information sessions will be held to discuss:

  • New Guidelines including the newly developed categories
  • Overview of SmartyGrants application process
  • Questions and Answers

Violet Town Community Complex   Thursday 22 March   2pm – 4pm
Euroa Conference Centre               Thursday 22 March   6pm – 8pm
Nagambie Regatta Centre   Thursday 29 March    2pm – 4pm
Avenel Memorial Hall          Thursday 29 March    6pm – 8pm

Attendance at one of these sessions is highly recommended to ensure you are aware of the requirements of the application process and to clarify any concerns.

William Pearson Bequest

Please note: William Pearson Bequest has been removed from the Community Grants Program.

Please click HERE for more information.


Quick Response Grants are available

Small, flexible grants for similar projects/activities as the Events or Community Matching Grants, but specifically for projects/purchases that have come about outside the submission period for the Matching and Events grants. There is a limited pool of funds in this grant stream and applications will close once the funds are expended; this may happen before the end of the financial year.

Max. grant amount: $1,000, applications open all year

Quick Reponse Grants are available all year round - apply by clicking here

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