Small Project Grants


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 election 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, i.e. 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 2020/21, 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 a Scheduled 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 Scheduled Council Meeting.

Meeting date Submit application by
Wednesday 28 April 2021  Friday 12 March 2021
Wednesday 26 May 2021 Friday 9 April 2021
Wednesday 23 June 2021  Friday 7 May 2021
Wednesday  28 July 2021  Friday 11 June 2021
Wednesday 25 August 2021 Friday 9 July 2021
Wednesday 22 September 2021    Friday 6 August 2021
Wednesday 27 October 2021 Friday 10 September 2021
Wednesday 24 November 2021 Friday 8 October 2021
Wednesday 15 December 2021 Friday 5 November 2021

For more information, contact Council via or (03) 5422 0333.