The Community Support Program supports projects and activities to assist in building healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities across Benalla Rural City.
There are four funding streams:
- Community Sponsorship Grants
- Community Grants
- Youth Participation Grants
- Major Event Funding Program
1. Community Sponsorship Grants
The Community Sponsorship Program encourages not-for-profit, community-based organisations to seek funding for projects and activities that develop healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities across Benalla Rural City.
The Community Sponsorship Program provides grants of up to $500 to support eligible projects, activities and events. Applications can be submitted at any time and are presented to the Council on a monthly basis. Please allow enough time for us to process your application. We recommend that you apply more than six weeks before you require the funds.
Applications for the Community Sponsorship Grants are currently open. To complete online, please download the Community Sponsorship Grants Application Form(PDF, 450KB) to your computer and save before completing.
Would you like more information or assistance in completing your application? You can contact us at the Customer Service Centre.
2. Community Grants
The Community Grants Program provides an opportunity for community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Funding of up to $2,500 is provided annually to assist in the development of facilities, programs, activities and projects designed to build healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities across the municipality.
Applications for Community Grants are open from 3 February to 25 March 2020. To complete online, please download the Community Grants Application Form 2020(PDF, 459KB) to your computer and save before completing.
3. Youth Participation Grants
Youth Participation Grants provide funds of up to $1,000 for eligible projects, activities and events, which may include leadership programs, fundraising projects, healthy living initiatives and other youth-led ideas.
Applications for Youth Participation Grants are open from 3 February to 25 March 2020. To complete online, please download the Youth Participation Grant Application Form 2020(PDF, 452KB) to your computer and save before completing.
4. Major Event Funding
The Major Event Funding Program commits approximately $12,000 annually to encourage groups to stage events. The events must deliver measurable economic benefit and contribute to the profile and liveability of Benalla Rural City.
Applications for Major Event Funding are open from 3 February to 25 March 2020. To complete online, please download the Major Events Funding Application Form 2020(PDF, 256KB) to your computer and save before completing.
Previous Grant Recipients
Congratulations to all those who successfully applied to receive grant funding. Benalla Rural City Council is proud of the achievements of the community groups and individuals who have used these funds to achieve exceptional goals.
View a list of 2019 grant recipients.(PDF, 126KB)