Strathbogie Shire Council

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Community Grants Program

Community Grants for 2019/2020 are NOW CLOSED however the Small Project Grants are still OPEN.


For Projects commencing after July 1st, 2019.

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:

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

Information sessions (details set out below) will be held to discuss:

  • The minor changes to the Guidelines
  • The removal of Events from the Arts and Culture category
  • Overview of SmartyGrants application process
  • Questions and Answers
Violet Town Community Complex     Thursday 4th April   2pm - 4pm
Euroa Conference Centre Thursday 4th April 6pm - 8pm
Avenel Memorial Hall Monday 8th April 5pm - 7pm
Nagambie Regatta Centre Thursday 11th April   2pm - 4pm

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.

It is also important that, if you are planning on applying for a Community Grant, you read the guidelines first before discussing your application with a member of the Community Wellbeing Team.

There will be staff from the Arts, Culture & Economy team to talk about Events and Sponsorship.

In addition to the information sessions, we are holding drop-in sessions. These sessions are one-on-one sessions and you are required to make an appointment. The details of these drop in sessions are set out below. Please note you will be required to bring your computer and log in details.

Avenel Memorial Hall        Thursday 21st March        10am - 12noon
Euroa Conference Centre Wednesday 27th March 4pm - 6pm
Violet Town Community Complex   Wednesday 17th April 2pm - 4pm
Nagambie Lakes Community House  Wednesday 24th April 1pm - 3pm


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

The 2019-2020 Community Grants Guidelines can be found here.

Please make sure you refer to the specific guidelines for the relevant category and then discuss your application with a member of the Community Wellbeing team before you start your application.

You may wish to preview the SmartyGrants online application form to familiarise yourself with the information and documentation required. Click HERE and select the relevant grant category.
Please note, completion of the form will not be possible until the round opens on 18th March 2019.

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


Small Projects Grants - 2018-2019

Small Projects Grants are available for applicants that have missed the submission dates for Community Grants from other categories. Groups are only eligible to receive this grant once per year and are not eligible for a Small Project Grant if they are currently expending other Strathbogie Shire Community Grant Funds. Grants are available up to $1000.

Small Project Grants must meet the criteria for one of the four Community Grant Categories:

  • Active and Healthy Communities
  • Arts, Culture and Events
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Facilities and Infrastructure

Application process

Please click HERE to start your application.

Applications will be assessed monthly

  • Applications should be received before 12 pm on the last Monday of the Month
  • Applications then undergo pre-eligibility checks before being forwarded to Assessors
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by the First Monday of the Month

Any application received after 12pm on the last Monday of the month will be assessed the following month. 

Please ensure you speak with Community Wellbeing staff during the application process.


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


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.


Please click here for information on the revised Sponsorship Program.



William Pearson Bequest

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

Please click HERE for more information.



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