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Grants and Funding

Ararat Rural City Council offers a range of grants and sponsorships for local community groups, organisations and businesses. These are provided to facilitate and encourage projects and initiatives that contribute to a cohesive, inclusive, prosperous, progressive, and diverse community.

Please see below for the current grant opportunities available through Council.

Other grant funding opportunities 

At any one time there are hundreds of funding opportunities available to community groups and organisations. 
Please see below some links that might come in handy for finding grants currently on offer.

National Grants Register: 'Our Community Funding Centre'
The Our Community Funding Centre offers a range of information about grants and fundraising opportunities in Australia. It's a subscription based service that offers subscribers a monthly newsletter with a comprehensive list of all government, philanthropic and corporate grants available within Australia. 

Click here to find out more

Sporting and Recreational Grants
Sport Central Grants

Arts Funding
Creative Victoria Grants

Community Health and Wellbeing
Health promotion and sports funding in Victoria with VicHealth

Local History
Local history grants program with the Public Records Office

Federal Government Grants

State Government Grants
Victorian Government Grants Program

Support for Business Grants
Regional Development Victoria
Tourism Victoria
Invest Victoria
Business Victoria

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