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
  • Tourism (must attract visitors from outside of the Shire)  

Round One for our Community Strengthening Grants has now closed, and the dates for the Rounds in the 2023/24 financial year will be announced once they are confirmed. 

Please read the Community Strengthening Grants Guidelines(PDF, 134KB)  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. The form can be accessed here.

 

Quick Response Grants

These grants are available all year round for small projects or events. Grants are available in two streams:

Please read the Community Strengthening Grants Guidelines prior to applying.  

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

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.

 

 

 

Moira Festive Fund

Community organisations across Moira Shire are encouraged to apply for a grant from Council's Festive Fund, which is now open. 

The overall purpose of the grants program is to empower communities to take ownership of presentation of their town in the festive season, assist the community to reconnect and enjoy the festive season post COVID 19 lockdowns and to celebrate and recognise other culturally significant day/s in our communities.

There are three components to the Moira Festive Fund. 

Up to $1,000 will be made available to organisations in small towns and up to $2,000 in the four major towns to decorate or run an event. 

There will also be up to $1,000 to celebrate a culturally significant day. 

This funding can be used in various ways including the purchase and installation of decorations; signage, banners and flags; hire of equipment; purchase of goods and services to hold an event; entertainment including music and lighting; promotions; and signage. 

It is important to note there will only be one successful application per component, per town. 

For all the terms and conditions, click here.(PDF, 935KB)

To apply for a Moira Festive Fund grant, click here.

 

 

                 

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