Grants & Funding

Discover more funding opportunities

Benalla Rural City Council wants to make it easier for you to connect with grant and funding opportunities. Community groups, local businesses, not-for-profits, and individuals can search the Benalla Funding Finder to access around 1,400 funding opportunities. Click the button below to start searching. 

Benalla Rural City Council is proud to partner with GrantGuru to provide you with this service. 

Community Sponsorship Grants - OPEN

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.

Before applying for a Community Sponsorship Grant check if your project is eligible by reading the Community Sponsorship Grant Guidelines.


Would you like more information or assistance in completing your application? You can contact us at the Customer Service Centre.

Annual Grants Program - Currently Closed

The Annual Grants Program is open between February and March each year to support projects and activities in building healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities across Benalla Rural City.  The Annual Grants Program is comprised of three streams; Community Grants, Youth Participation Grants, and Major Event Funding.

Community Grants

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of up to $2,500 to assist in the development of facilities, programs, activities and projects that provide direct benefit to residents within the municipality.

To learn more about Community Grants and if your project is eligible, please read the Community Grant Guidelines.(PDF, 444KB)

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.

To learn more about Major Event Funding and if your project is eligible, please read the Major Event Funding Guidelines.(PDF, 450KB)

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.

To learn more about Youth Participation Grants and if your project is eligible, please read the Youth Participation Grants Guidelines(PDF, 673KB)