Places For People program


The Places for People program provides new opportunities for community groups and organisations to work with Council to implement community infrastructure projects that enhance a sense of place.

It is designed to support community groups across the shire to plan for, and develop, community infrastructure projects such as township enhancements, facility upgrades, master plans, and feasibility studies for future infrastructure projects that build a shared sense of community place.

The program is an innovative approach to delivering infrastructure projects by partnering with community groups from the initial concept to the building works.

Annually, Council calls for expressions of interest from community groups that outline their vision for a project. Council then works with successful applicants to develop pilot projects and provide support throughout the planning, implementation and community engagement stages of each project.

2017 program

The 2017/18 round for expressions of interest has now closed. EOIs are currently being assessed and all applicants will be notified by late October as to whether or not they are successful in progressing to a full application.

Throughout the year, we invite groups to call or email us with their questions about the program or to discuss their project ideas.

Please note that assistance with identifying other funding opportunities and the preparation of grant applications can also be provided.

For more information, contact Stephen Hiley on (03) 5422 0286 or email

How to apply

Read the Places for People program guidelines ( Word(DOCX, 48MB)  or PDF(PDF, 1MB) ) before completing the Expression of Interest form when the program is open.

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You can also subscribe to our regular eNewsletter for news and updates on the program.

Last year's recipients

  1. Tylden Community Hall, kitchen upgrade, $6,000 
  2. Lancefield Neighborhood House, Megafauna dig site scoping study, $5,000 
  3. Macedon Village Volunteers, Macedon heritage trail scoping study, $2,000 
  4. Friends of Bluestone Theatre, Permanent lighting stock and capacity building workshop, $8,000 
  5. Woodend Community Hub, Master plan for Woodend Community hub garden space,$4,000 
  6. Woodend Kinder, Master plan for outdoor play area, $6,500
  7. Romsey Region Business & Tourism Association (RRBATA), Romsey historic plaques program,$6,000 
  8. Romsey Community Hub Users group, Development of identity and signage, $6,000 
  9. Romsey Lions, Design and plan landscape of the Lions Reserve, $1,500