Community Funding Scheme and COVID-19 support streams

Overview

The Community Funding Scheme grants funds to not-for-profit community groups for programs and initiatives that benefit residents of the Macedon Ranges, and help achieve Council Plan goals.

A total of $267,419 was allocated to the scheme in 2021/22, including COVID-19 funding for recovery-related activities. Council agreed to use additional dollars unspent from the 2020/21 Small Projects Grants program to support additional Community Funding Scheme project requests.

In total, 37 Community Funding Scheme applications and 30 COVID-19 funding support grant applications were considered by Council. Officer recommendations were presented to the Scheduled Council Meeting on Wednesday 28 July 2021 for Council’s consideration.

Funding streams 2021-22 - Community Funding Scheme Max funding/project
1. Community and cultural development projects Up to $10,000
2. Enhancing the effectiveness of local community groups Up to $6,000
3. Supporting local environmental priorities Up to $10,000
4. Enhancing community places and infrastructure Up to $12,000
Bonus COVID-19 funding support for recovery-related activities Up to $5000

 

Applications for the next round of grants will open in early 2022.

To prepare for a 2022/23 grant application, see Grant Skills and Resources and Where to find other grants

If you have any questions, call (03) 5422 0333 or email grants@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Community Funding Scheme recipients

2021/22

Community Group

Project Title

Recommended funding

1st Kyneton Scouts

Equipment and Storage

$4,500

Anglican Parish of Gisborne – Animal Welfare Group

Shelter belt project for livestock and biodiversity

$6,700

Friends of Bald Hill Reserve

Public meeting place at entrance to reserve

$12,000

Friends of Daly Nature Reserve

Interpretive signs

$7,804

Gisborne Football Netball Club

First Aid Kits

$2,359

Gisborne & Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society Inc.

Digital Scanning System

$4,400

Gisborne SES

Portable Lighting Equipment

$3,532

Lancefield Junior Football Netball Club

Goal Posts

$6,000

Lancefield Mechanics Institute

Climate control for the LMI Annexe

$12,000

Lauriston Community Hall

Dishwasher

$5,500

Macedon & Mount Macedon Community House

Building and Land use Master Plan

$11,999

Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group

Plant Positive Food Service Award

$8,500

Macedon Woodend Scout Group

Equipment

$4,339

Malmsbury District Landcare

Fox Control Project

$4,690

Newham Mechanics Institute

Newham Community Wood Fire Oven

$5,476

Read Victoria

Organisational Support Funding

$5,300

Regional Victorians of Colour Inc.

The Chai and Conversation Project

$6,400

Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House

Riddells Creek Community and Resilience Plan

$9,999

Romsey Golf Club

Romsey Golf Club – The First 100 Years

$5,000

Romsey Mechanics institute

Electrical Upgrade

$3,000

Romsey Neighbourhood House

YOUTHINK

$10,000

Social Foundry

Work + Life Skills Project

$6,000

Woodend Golf Club

Future proofing Woodend Golf Club – A Green Sport Action

$10,000

Woodend Landcare

Woodend Five Mile Creek Masterplan

$12,000

Woodend Neighbourhood House

Woodened Youth Engagement Project

$8,020

Woodend Playgroup

Re-energising Woodend Playgroup

$11,996

TOTAL

$187,514

COVID-19 Recovery Support fund recipients

An additional $80,000 was allocated in the Council budget to the annual grants program 2021-22 for COVID-19 funding support to local community groups and events and festivals organisers.

This funding is intended to assist non-profit groups with recovery-related activities and initiatives in Macedon Ranges Shire. Applications closed on 3 May 2021.

Grants of up to $5000 were made available to eligible non-for-profit groups or organisations, based in Macedon Ranges Shire, for the following areas:

  • Support to be COVIDSafe compliant
  • Virtual events
  • Online content
  • Re-opening events for community facilities
  • Reactivation events to get clubs and groups back together
  • Alternative ways of holding events
  • Bringing people together
  • Social inclusion

2021/22 recipients

Community Group

Stream

Recommended funding

Lancefield Agricultural Society

Events

$4,800

Macedon & Mount Macedon Community House

Events

$3,000

Macedon Ranges Music Festival

Events

$1,000

Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group

Events

$4,000

Malmsbury Village Fayre

Events

$3,000

Rock & Ranges Brewing Cooperative

Events

$1,000

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association Inc. - Romsey Progressive Dinner, Poetry In Motion

Events

$1,000

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association Inc. – Christmas in Romsey

Events

$3,000

Woodend Hanging Rock Petanque Club Inc.

Events

$2,500

Woodend Traders

Events

$3,000

Friends of Bald Hill Reserve

CFS

$1,000

Gisborne & Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society Inc.

CFS

$1,778

Gisborne Football Netball Club

CFS

$2,500

Lancefield Junior Football Netball Club

CFS

$1,500

Lancefield Neighbourhood House

CFS

$600

Macedon & Mount Macedon Community House

CFS

$4,000

Lauriston Community Hall

CFS

$2,000

Read Victoria

CFS

$3,338

Regional Victorians of Colour Inc.

CFS

$4,000

Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House

CFS

$4,000

1st Kyneton Scouts

CFS

$1,200

Social Foundry

CFS

$2,500

The GREAT Association Inc.

CFS

$2,000

VegAction, Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group

CFS

$1,000

Woodend Neighbourhood house

CFS

$2,500

Woodend Playgroup

CFS

$4,992

Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial

COVID only

$4,000

Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre

COVID only

$4,850

New Gisborne Tennis Club

COVID Only

$3,000

Woodend Lions

COVID only

$2,847

TOTAL

$79,905

Apply for a grant

The Community Funding Scheme annual program will open for applications early 2022. For further information, please re-visit our website at this time.

Follow the links below to prepare for a 2022/23 grant application.