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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

Council awards community grants

Council is pleased to announce the latest round of community grants. More than 30 local community groups will share more than $100,000 to deliver community projects, events and initiatives throughout Mount Alexander Shire.

Read the full list of funded projects - 2018/2019 - Round 1

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by the end of May 2019. The next round of Community Grants will open 22 July 2019.

About the program

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

Some changes have been made to the program this year to make it easier for applicants to plan and deliver projects.
The main changes under the new program include:

- Introducing two funding rounds per year in January and July
- Simplifying the application form and guidelines
- Offering two funding streams: Small Grants (up to $3,000) and Partnership Grants (up to $10,000). Partnership Grants are for projects of up to three years in length involving a minimum of three partners.

When the Community Grants round is open, you can start your online application here : https://mountalexander.smartygrants.com.au/.

Remember you must read the guidelines and speak with a member of the Community Partnerships Team prior to lodging your application. Read or download the program guidelines:

- Community Grants Program Guidelines (PDF, 274KB)
- Community Grants Program Guidelines (Word, 9.4MB)
- Risk assessment template
- Auspice agreement

For more information about the Community Grants Program contact a member of the Community Partnerships Team on 03 5471 1700 or email grants@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

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

Past successful grants

Below are some of the projects Council has proudly supported through previous grant rounds:

- 2017/2018
- 2016/2017
- 2015/2016

Project Acquittal/Project Completion Reports

Successful applicants from previous funding rounds must complete an acquittal for their project online via SmartyGrants.

1. Go 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 $7,000 is available every year.

For more information, see the Quick Response Youth Grants 2017/2018 guidelines and application form.

For support in developing your ideas and submitting your application contact Council's Youth Development Officer, on 5471 1700 or email youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Below are some of the projects Council has proudly supported through the Quick Response Youth Grant Program:

Quick Response Youth Grants

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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