Community Funding Scheme

The 2020 Community Funding Scheme has now closed and will reopen in 2021

The assessment panel's recommendations for the Community Funding Scheme program 2020-2021 were presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday  22 July 2020 for Council endorsement.

Applicants to the program will receive a letter in early August, advising the outcome of their submission.

For more information, call (03) 5422 0333 or email

About the funding scheme

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.

It supports initiatives which:

  • meet locals needs
  • strengthen community relationships/partnerships
  • deliver projects in the Scheme streams of:
  • Community and cultural development projects
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of local community groups
  • Supporting local environmental priorities
  • Enhancing community places and infrastructure
  • demonstrate a commitment to accessibility, diversity, fairness and community wellbeing
  • complement strategic Council directions and strategic plans.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the scheme, call Emilie on (03) 5422 0206 or email

Guidelines and templates


Sample application