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Community Grants

This page provides information and directs you to resources which may be useful in seeking funding for your community group or initiative.

Alpine Shire Community Grants Program

Applications for the 2017/18 round of Alpine Shire Community Grants funding are now being accepted.

Community groups and organisations provide vital services and support to Alpine Shire residents. Alpine Shire Council is committed to supporting these valuable activities by providing a funding opportunity to assist groups in the areas of arts and culture, sport, recreation, community events, community strengthening and the environment.

Last year, Council contributed $80,000 toward the community grants program, received 43 applications and 31 applications were successful.

Council has again committed $80,000 in 2017/18 to support the valuable work of community groups.

The grants cover:

1. Community events
2. Community projects for capital improvements
3. Non capital community projects and
4. Youth Projects

Applications open on 1 May and close on 30 June. Applicants will be notified mid-August of the outcome.

To apply, download an application form here:

> Community Grants Guidelines and Application Form 2017/18 - PDF
> Community Grants Guidelines and Application Form 2017/18 - Word doc

Other Community Grant and Funding Resources

DTPLI Grant Finder | www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/home/grants/
The Victorian Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) Grant Finder provides a comprehensive listing of grants available to both government and community groups. Categories include communities, economic development, infrastructure, local government, and sports and recreation.

Grants Victoria | www.vic.gov.au/grants.html
Grants Victoria is a directory of Victorian Government grants and assistance applicable to individuals, businesses and communities.

Bright Community Bank | www.bendigobank.com.au/public/community/our-branches/bright
Bright Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank offers various forms of sponsorship and donations to community and sporting clubs, schools and groups in the local area.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal | www.frrr.org.au/
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) operate a number of grants programs to benefit Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities.

Into Our Hands Foundation | www.intoourhandsfoundation.com
Into Our Hands Foundation was established after the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. It is a community foundation that invests in projects and initiatives aimed at building the capacity, strength, cohesiveness and wellbeing of the many smaller communities within the Shires of Alpine, Indigo and Wangaratta. Special emphasis is given to projects and initiatives within the communities of Barwidgee Creek, Bruarong, Dederang, Gundowring, Kancoona, Mudgegonga, Murmungee, Rosewhite, Running Creek and Stanley.

Our Community | www.ourcommunity.com.au
Our Community provides advice, tools, resources and training in relation to fundraising and grants for not-for-profit organisations and schools as well as businesses and individuals.


Business/Industry Grants and Funding

Regional Development Victoria | www.rdv.vic.gov.au
Regional Development Victoria (RDV) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria.
RDV’s focus is on investment attraction, job creation, exports, creating stronger economies, communities and infrastructure to create a strong and growing regional and rural Victoria.

DTPLI Grant Finder | www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/home/grants/
The Victorian Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) Grant Finder provides a comprehensive listing of grants available to both government and community groups. Categories include communities, economic development, infrastructure, local government, and sports and recreation.

Grants Victoria | www.vic.gov.au/grants.html
Grants Victoria is a directory of Victorian Government grants and assistance applicable to individuals, businesses and communities.

Business Victoria | www.business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-assistance
If you are looking for financial support, advice, or education and training programs to help you improve your business, the Victorian Government can assist you through a range of funding and support services.

Business.gov.au | www.buisness.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/pages/default.aspx
Business.gov.au’s programs are designed to help Australian businesses of all sizes and industries improve productivity and competitiveness, and create jobs.

Tourism North East | www.tourismnortheast.com.au/resources/grants/
Tourism North East (TNE) can assist businesses and event organisers within the local tourism industry to find and apply for relevant grants and funding. The Grants page on their website lists current opportunities and any support TNE can provide.

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