2009 Victorian Bushfires Commemoration and Community Development Grants Scheme

The Victorian Government has announced a grants program to help community groups to undertake commemorative events and activities, and community development activities, for the 10 year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. Latrobe City Council is supporting the application process for our community.

Communities across Victoria can apply for grants under the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Commemoration and Community Development Grants Scheme for two key purposes:

  • Commemorative activities - supporting local commemorative events and memorials for the 2009 Victorian Bushfires and
  • Community development activities - supporting activities or initiatives that strengthen local communities.

Latrobe City Community groups will need to lodge their applications through Council. Council will then submit to Local Government Victoria an overall application, reflective of all applications for our municipality, for consideration.

What will be funded

Grants of up to $5,000 (GST-free) will be available for:

  • commemorative events organised by community groups or councils
  • restoration or rejuvenation of existing memorials to the 2009 bushfire events
  • community development activities or initiatives that:
  • improve community connectedness, social wellbeing and collaboration
  • build, promote and strengthen a sense of community identity
  • promote community health and wellbeing

Who Can Apply

Funding for commemorative activities will be available to communities and councils across Victoria.

Community development funding will be available for new or existing community groups in affected communities directly impacted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

How to Apply

You will need to complete the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Commemoration and Community Development application form (DOCX, 41KB) by 8 October 2018 and submit it to Council via email grants@latrobe.vic.gov.au

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