Stronger Community Grants

Please Note - the most recent round of Stronger Community Grants has now closed. This page will be updated when the next round of grants become available in early 2018.

Your community group could be eligible for up to $20,000 of funding for small capital projects as part of the third round of Stronger Community Grants. $150,000 will be made available for community groups in Hotham for projects that improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small capital projects are available to incorporated non-profit community groups with an Australian Business Number (ABN). Trustees on behalf of a property trust with responsibility for a community asset are also eligible. Projects require matched contributions in cash or in kind, and should schedule to complete the project by the stated date for that round of applications.

Examples of potentially eligible projects that organisations may wish to consider seeking funding for include:

  • Upgrades or fit-outs of community or multicultural centres
  • Sporting Facilities upgrades
  • Purchases of equipment for a local SES

When the next round of grants in underway, a Community Consultation Committee will consider the project proposals and selected projects will be put to a public vote on this website. We will then be in touch with successful community groups to make an official  application to the Department. Make sure you watch this space for news on when the next round of Stronger Community Grants become available.