Community Grants

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Community Strengthening Grants provide funds that strengthen the involvement of community organisations by developing services, management of facilities, coordination of events and promotion of tourism and health in the community.

Available Grants

Community Strengthening Grants

These grants aim to provide community organisations an opportunity to apply for funding through the following streams:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Events
  • Equipment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Health Promotion
  • Infrastructure
  • Tourism (must attract visitors from outside of the Shire)  

The last grants round closed on 24 March 2022. The next available round will be advertised in due course. Please read the Community Strengthening Grants Guidelines(PDF, 406KB) prior to applying. 

Please note: If the project is on Council land or at a facility owned by Council you will need to complete a Community Project Proposal form – to begin this process please contact us. Please access the form here.


Application Assistance

Council offer one on one sessions in person to help community groups with their applications. Appointments are held at the Cobram Service Centre. 

These sessions will be by appointment only. Please contact the Recreation, Health and Culture Department on 5871 9222 to book your session. 


Community Recovery Grants

To enhance our communities as we come out of COVID restrictions, applications are now open for a one-off Community Recovery Grant program.

Grants up to $2,500 are available to help realise opportunities which support and improve health and wellbeing through community engagement, collaboration, innovation and social connection.

We would love to hear from community organisations, groups, social enterprises and creative organisations with ideas to deliver projects or programs to assist in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Community Recovery Grants(PDF, 150KB) - please read prior to applying

Quick Response Grants

These grants are available all year round for small projects or events that will occur within three months of the application.

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Goulburn Valley Funding Finder

There are a lot of great funding opportunities out there, you will be able to more easily find and apply for grants with Goulburn Valley Funding Finder.

You can simply use the search engine to find available grants and filter grants by specifying location, industry and type of project.

Click here to view the full Media Release(PDF, 84KB) issued Tuesday 26 June 2018 that introduces Grant Guru to our shire. These grants provide funds that strengthen the involvement of community organisations by developing services, management of facilities, coordination of events and promotion of tourism and health in the community. 

Innovative Services are Better Services - Applications Closed

Innovative Services are Better Services - Applications currently closed

Moira Shire Council is a major funder of community based activities and services across the Shire. The Innovative Services are Better Services program has been developed in response to changes to funding arrangements for services to people with disabilities and people who are frail aged, which have changed Council’s role in funding of services to these populations.

The program is of particular interest to service providers and not for profit community organisations who are seeking funding to deliver an innovative service response to residents who are aged or who have a disability.

The Innovative Services are Better Services funding program is an open, competitive triennial grant offered as part of Council’s Community Strengthening Grants program.









Grant Extension Request

Has Something Changed with your Project – What Next?

If your project has been delayed and you need an extension, your group can't run the project that you have been funded for, you need to make a minor alteration to your project or some other unforeseen obstacle has come up, please get in touch with us.

Please remember this is not a new grant application and all the terms and conditions remain unchanged except in relation to the request (if granted).

You can contact us on (03) 5871 9222 to discuss the changes and we will arrange a Variation Request Form to be attached to your application in SmartyGrants.

Successful Recipient Stories

Find out what previous recipients have achieved with their grant money.


Additional Information 

Help Guide for Applicants

Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 406KB) - please read prior to applying.

Community Strengthening Grants Policy

Our Community - Grants Help


Contact Details

If you require any further information, please contact us on (03) 5871 9222 or email