Council Community Grants & Sponsorships

Community Grants for February 2019 have been extended. New closing date is 29 March 2019.

Council is pleased to announce our community grants are currently open and will close on Friday 29 March at 5.00pm. Council have extended their usual February round to give local Clubs and Organisations time to develop and plan their projects.   

The first step in applying for a community grant is to contact Council's community team on 53550200 and discuss your project before submitting.

Community Grants 

Our Community Support Grants fund projects and activities that build communities, maintain community infrastructure and encourage community groups to work together to benefit from shared resources.
We encourage organisations to be innovative, creative and address needs within your community.
 (Please note, online applications are temporarily unavailable). Fact sheets are available outlying eligibility criteria. Infrastructure grants are up to $20,000.00 on a $ for $ basis. 
Applications and fact sheets are available to be downloaded or can be collected from Council's Customer Service Centre on the corner of High and Vincent Streets Ararat.


Council's sponsorship program is available all year dependent on budget to support community groups with one-off support to assist with a community activity or program, for example, assistance towards the cost of hire fees for Council or other facilities within the municipality which may otherwise not be available. Sponsorship is available by request for up to $600.00. Please provide full details in your request. Before you send your letter, contact our Community team on 53550200 who would be happy to discuss your request. 

Send a letter of request with the detail of what you would like Council to assist with, when and why to:

Dr Tim Harrison
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 246
Ararat   Vic   3377