Community Funding Scheme

Council’s annual Community Funding Scheme delivers a direct benefit to the community each year.

The applications support a range of exciting projects that involve cultural and community development activities, enhancing the effectiveness of local community groups, supporting local environmental priorities, and enhancing community places and infrastructure.

Applications for the 2024-2025 round will be open from Monday 29 April 2024 at 9am and will close on Sunday 26 May 2024 at 11pm. To discuss your project ideas or for any questions, call (03) 5422 0333 or email

Council welcomes applications from all not-for-profit community groups and encourages LGBTQIA+, First Nations and other groups who have not applied for funding previously to consider applying.

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Variations/Extensions or returning grant funds

We understand that sometimes things don't go as planned. Call us on (03) 5422 0216 or email if:

  • your contact details change or the key contact for the project changes
  • you are unable to continue with the project
  • you need to make a variation or seek an extension to the project as planned in your application. You will need to complete a variation/extension request form and this will need to be approved by Council before any changes are undertaken.

Acquitting your grant

Once you have delivered your project, you will need to complete a Project Acquittal Report. You can access the form by logging in here and then clicking the 'My Submissions' link at the top of page. Here you will see your submission number and any associated forms open and waiting for you to complete.

Note: The 'My Submissions' area will store a history of all the submissions and additional forms you complete.

The report includes:

  • a summary of the benefits, challenges and learnings of the project; and
  • a summary of the grant expenditure and any remaining grant funds (if applicable);
  • promotional and marketing activities undertaken, including examples of the recognition of Council's financial support, photo evidence of the project and any media coverage.

Please note: If you have been auspiced for the purposes of your grant, the acquittal report will need to be signed off by the Treasurer of the Auspice and the Treasurer of the Applicant Organisation. If you have any questions regarding this, contact the Grants team.

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2023/24 funding recipients

Organisation Project title Amount
Friends of Bald Hill Reserve (FoBHR) (Auspice by Landcare Victoria) Design Taungurung Information Board; Fabricate, Install all Signage; Produce Brochure $12,000
Friends of Gisborne Botanic Gardens (FOGBG) Wattle Day 2023 $4,028.99
Gisborne Soccer Club New goals cage $12,000
Kerrie Hall Inc Improve facilities $5,000
Kyneton District Tennis Club Deck replacement at clubhouse $12,000
Lancefield Mechanics Institute Committee of Management Incorporated (LMI CoM) Hot water boiler relocation $1,500
Lancefield Park Recreation Reserve Committee of Management Kitchen Refurbishment $12,000
Macedon & Mount Macedon Community House Kitchen Renovation Project Stage 1 $11,990
Macedon & Mount Macedon Community House Volunteer Community Gardening Program $9,950
Macedon Football Netball Club Refurbishment of Social Rooms $12,000
Macedon Ranges Regenerative Farmers (Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group) Workshop Series $10,000
Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group Updated signage and brochures $3,000
Macedon Ranges Truth and Reconciliation Group Group establishment and capacity development $5,000
 Regional Victorians of Colour  Gather, Connect and Belong Project  $9,930
 Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House Inc  Swampy Business Community Feasibility Study  $5,000
Romsey Men's Shed Concrete Pathways and ramps for improved accessibility $4,900
Romsey Neighbourhood House Romsey Community Garden $4,000
Romsey Primary School Sport Courts Turf Upgrade $12,000
U3A Kyneton Aviation and Dance $3,476
Woodend Golf Club Inc Community Paths Project Stage 2 $12,000
Woodend Hanging Rock Petanque Inc Building Club Capacity and supporting Volunteers through training $3,865.9
Woodend Men's Shed Equipment Essentials $3,345
Woodend Neighbourhood House Increase access to the neighbourhood house $11,500
 Woodend Playgroup  Beautifying and sustaining our backyard  $11,744

Grant Q&A Drop In Sessions

Council will be running a face-to-face trouble-shooting session in Romsey on 9 May to provide community with an opportunity to talk to Council Officers about their application and trouble-shoot any problems. Applicants can also contact the grants team via email and phone anytime whilst the round is open for information and assistance. 

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