Council's Community Funding Scheme - grants public money to not-for-profit community groups for programs and services that benefit residents of the Macedon ranges and helps achieve the strategic priorities of Council.
This year's scheme opens on Friday 30 March and closes at 5pm on Monday 30 April 2018.
The scheme provides grants of up to $6000 to not-for-profit groups for service delivery and community building improvements.
If you have any questions about the program, please direct them to email@example.com or to Emilie Byrne on 5422 0206.
Does your community group have an idea for a project which aims to:
- Meet locals needs
- Strengthen community relationships
- Aligns with the Scheme priorities of:
- Accessibility, diversity and fairness
- Economic benefit to local towns
- Environmental sustainability and conservation
- Complement strategic Council directions and plans
If yes, your group should consider applying for a community grant from Council.
Applications have to relate to projects/activities commencing from 1 July 2018 and completed by 30 June 2019.
Date: Thursday 29 March 2018
Time: 6pm launch / meet and greet - 7pm workshop start
Venue: Woodend Community Centre - cnr High and Forest streets, Woodend (next to Woodend Library)
This event is aimed at community groups interested in preparing a grant application for this year's program. Council's grant team will be there to provide an overview of things you need to know and to field questions from groups about their project ideas. The grant guidelines will be available for collection and great hints and tips will be shared through an 'Our Community" grant writing workshop which will unlock the fundamentals of writing great funding applications.
The evening will start at 6pm with a light supper and an opportunity to meet and greet other community members and the grant's team before the workshop begins at 7pm.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Emilie Byrne on 5422 0206 with the names of your attendees, your community group/club/organization and food preferences if any.
- We encourage you to attend the Community Funding Scheme launch and grant writing training on Thursday 29 March (see this page for more details) as a great way to obtain helpful information about the scheme.
- Next, download the scheme guidelines to determine your group's eligibility and test your project idea against the criteria.
- You will then need to contact a Council officer (see list of officers and contact details on this page or in the guidelines) to discuss your project idea and talk through any questions you have.
- Download a sample application so you can start preparing your responses to the questions you will be asked and also compiling all your supporting documentation you'll need.
- Groups then need to access the electronic form which will be available on this page from Friday 30 March and answer all the relevant questions (saving as you go).
- Submit your completed application by 5pm Monday 30 April 2018.
Council will be using an electronic application form this year which will allow you to save your progress and come back to your form as many times as you require as well as share it with other members of your group. This will be available from Friday 30 March 2018.
Paper based forms will also be available upon request.
It is compulsory for your group to contact the relevant contact officer from the list below to discuss your grant project idea and receive guidance about the things you'll need to consider before you submit your application.
Cultural Development Officer
ph 5422 0383
Environment Policy Officer
ph 5421 9659
Community Partnerships Officer
ph 5422 0286
People and Family
Healthy Ageing Engagement Team Leader
ph 5422 0262
Recreation and Parks
ph 5422 0219
Economic Development and Tourism
ph 5421 9626
Building Projects Officer
ph 5421 9636
Arts and Culture
Team Leader Cultural Development
ph 5422 0319
Community Projects Officer
ph 5422 0206