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Community grants

Council offers a number of funding opportunities for community groups and organisations that want to undertake projects that align with Council’s plans and strategies.

Community Grants Program

The Community Grants Program provides support to local community-based projects and initiatives that align with Council’s goals and priorities.

The current funding round opened on Monday 22 January 2018 and will close at 4.00pm on Friday 23 February 2018.

Download the Program Guidelines

Apply online

Download a Microsoft Word version of the application form

For more information about Council grants contact grants@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or call 03 5471 1700.

Register for our mailing list to receive email updates about Council's grant programs.

Past successful grants

Council is proud to have supported a number of community projects. View past successful applicants:
- 2014/2015
- 2015/2016
- 2016/2017

Project Acquittal/Project Completion Reports

Successful applicants from previous funding rounds will need to complete the acquittal for their project online via SmartyGrants.

1. Got to: https://mountalexander.smartygrants.com.au/, and log in with the username and password you used to submit the application.
2. Click on “My submissions”.
3. Click on “Project Completion Report” directly under the submitted application to complete the report.

If you did not submit your application online, please contact grants@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Quick Response Youth Grants

Council’s Quick Response Youth Grants provide grants of up to $1000 for local young people to run their own youth focused activities and projects. Young people can apply for a Quick Response Youth Grant at any time of year. A total of $10,000 is available per year.

See the guidelines and the application form.

For support in developing your ideas and submitting your application, contact Melissa Fowler, Youth Development Officer, on 5471 1826 or youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Tips on grant writing

Our Community provides advice, resources and training for community groups on applying for grants. More information is available on the Our Community website at www.ourcommunity.com.au

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