Community Funding Scheme


In 2019 the Community Funding Scheme distributed a total of $179,612 and awarded 34 grants to local community groups that were able to demonstrate strong community benefit under the following funding streams:

  • supporting community and cultural development
  • enhancing the effectiveness of local community groups
  • supporting local environmental priorities
  • enhancing community places and infrastructure.

A total of $19,732 was contributed by the Australian Government Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Program to fund projects that support positive ageing. A further $15,000 was contributed by Gisborne's Victorian Tavern to two Gisborne-based projects.

Congratulations to all the successful recipients. If your group wasn't successful in 2019 we encourage you to seek feedback on your application to assist you in preparing an application in the 2020 scheme.

Awarded grants in 2019

 Community Group Project Title Amount Funding source
Central Highlands Broadcasting Inc. "Moments in Time" a series of podcasts recording the lives and histories of people living in the Macedon Ranges $9,640 Council
Central Highlands Orienteering Club Electronic timing equipment to enable 'Come n Try' Sprint Orienteering $3,660 Council
Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership Exploring Masculinity in Schools $4,140 Council
Equine Insight Inc. Community Awareness Initiative $3,000 Council
Friends of Black Hill Information Rotunda $5,050 Council
Greening of Riddell A Pathway - capturing knowledge and experiencing Riddells Creek $1,200 Council
Kyneton Caring Community Inc. Rebrand project $6,000 Council
Kyneton District Soccer Club Player Bench Upgrade Project $10,000 Council
Kyneton Football and Netball Club Netball player/spectator shade $2,415 Council
Kyneton Historical Society Hear and See - Local History $1,999 Council
Lancefield Junior Football and Netball Club Netball Digital Scoreboard $5,650 Council
Lancefield Kindergarten Incorporated Outdoor shade sails upgrade $5,360 Council
Lancefield Men's Shed Healthy Shed $2,700 Council
Lancefield Neighbourhood House The Next Bite $10,000 *Commonwealth Home Support Program
Macedon Football Netball Club Facilitated strategic review between Macedon Football Club, Macedon Junior Football Club, Macedon Auskick and Macedon Netball $3,847 Council
Tylden Hall via Macedon Ranges Community Halls Inc. Tylden Community Outdoor Space - Stage 1: concept design, construction of Hit Up Wall and hard playing surface $12,000 Council
Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre Inc. Youth at Risk - Literacy, Numeracy, IT, work and life skills $5,898 Victorian Tavern
Macedon Ranges Montessori Preschool Rain Water Tank Project $5,979 Council
Macedon Ranges Running Club Inc.  Recreational run leaders course $3,000 Council
Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group Out of the Blue Community Forum $6,000 Council
New Gisborne Playgroup Ross Watt Children's Hall Safety, bathroom, storage and carpet upgrade $10,000 Victorian Tavern
Parkrun Inc. Parkrun for Woodend $5,500 Council
Resonance String Orchestra You're  the Voice - Project with Resonance $5,594 *Commonwealth Home Support Program
Riddell and District Senior Citizens Club Inc. Upskilling in the use of Microsoft Software and purchase projection equipment $1,518 *Commonwealth Home Support Program
Riddells Creek Basketball Club Inc. Equipment improvement program $950 Council
Riddells Creek Junior Mixed Basketball Association Slam Dunk $6,000 Council
Riddells Creek Landcare Creek Stories $5,200 Council
Romsey Neighbourhood House Community Connections Transport Initiative $6,000 Council
St. Brigid's Primary School, Gisborne St. Brigid's Living Classroom $4,216 Council
Sustainable Malmsbury Zero Net Emissions Action Group  Energy Efficiency Initiative $9,998 Council
The Mount Players Completion of the Dressing Rooms at The Mountview Theatre Macedon $6,000 Council
Threatened Species Conservancy Black Gum Guardians $1,178 Council
U3A Kyneton Video Production Project $5,500 *Commonwealth Home Support Program
Woodend Men's Shed Inc. Enhancing Shed Safety and Capacity $4,420 *Commonwealth Home Support Program

*Although funding for these positive ageing projects has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained within the projects does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

For more information, call Emilie on (03) 5422 0206 or email