Small Project Grants

Overview

Small Project Grants support community programs and initiatives that benefit residents of the Macedon Ranges Shire and help achieve Council Plan goals.

The aim of the program is to support:

They are open throughout the year, except during the caretaker period in the lead up to a Council election.

Who can apply?

Incorporated, community-based not-for-profit groups, and non-government and government schools (as long as the purpose is outside the normal responsibilities of the school and the Victorian Government) may submit an application.

What type of project?

There must be a clear link between your grant application and the priorities in the Council Plan.

Small Project Grants are not designed to support ongoing projects. Applicants should demonstrate a self-sustainable funding model for activities/projects that will create income to support ongoing costs ie infrastructure maintenance, continuing service provision.

Funding cannot be used for political purposes.

Please read the Small Project Grants guidelines(PDF, 805KB) before submitting a grant application.

How much?

There is a pool of $30,000 for 2019/2020, with groups able to apply for a grant of up to $1,500. Your community group can only receive one Small Project Grant per financial year.

What is the application process?

Applications are:

  • assessed five weeks prior to an Ordinary Council meeting. All applicants receive an automated email acknowledging successful submission, and then a subsequent email confirming when their application will be considered.
  • assessed based on responses provided in the application form, and against the criteria in the guidelines.
  • scored and then presented to Council for review and/or approval. Applicants will be notified of success or otherwise in writing.

How to apply and more information

Please complete the application form by the dates listed below to be considered at the next Ordinary Council Meeting.

Meeting date Submit application by 
Wednesday 26 February 2020 Friday 17 January
Wednesday 25 March 2020 Friday 14 February
Wednesday 22 April 2020 Friday 13 March
Wednesday 27 May 2020 Friday 17 April
Wednesday 24 June 2020  Friday 15 May
Wednesday 22 July 2020  Friday 12 June
Wednesday 26 August 2020  Friday 17 July
Wednesday 23 September 2020  Friday 14 August
Wednesday 21 October 2020  Friday 11 September 
Wednesday 25 November 2020  Friday 16 October
Wednesday 16 December 2020  Friday 6 November

 

For more information, contact Council’s Governance Administration Officer via governance@mrsc.vic.gov.au or (03) 5422 0333.