Community Grants

Benalla Rural City offers four funding streams the Community Support Program. The Community Support Program supports projects and activities that will assist in building healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities across the municipality. 

The four funding streams include: 

  1. Community Sponsorship Grants 
  2. Community Grants
  3. Youth Participation Grants 
  4. Major Event Funding Program

 

1. Community Sponsorship Grants

Benalla Rural City Council’s Community Sponsorship Program encourages not-for-profit community based organisations to seek funding for projects and activities that will assist in building healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities across the municipality. 

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.

Download the Community Sponsorship Program Guidelines and Application Form(PDF, 445KB).

For further information about timelines or if you require any assistance in preparing your application, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 03 5760 2600.

 

2. Community Grants

The Community Grants Program provides an opportunity for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to seek funding of up to $2,500 annually to assist in the development of facilities, programs, activities and projects that will assist in building healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities across the municipality.

Applications for Community Grants have closed for 2017. (PDF, 445KB)Download the Community Grant guidelines(PDF, 449KB) .

 

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 have closed for 2017. Download the Youth Participation Grant guidelines(PDF, 2MB) .

 

4. Major Event Funding

The Council's 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. 

Application for Major Event Funding have closed for 2017. Download the Major Event Funding Guidelines(PDF, 1MB) .

 

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 2017 grant recipients(PDF, 436KB).