Community Grants

Latrobe City Council has a proud history of working in partnership with the community to meet local needs. One of the ways Council supports community groups is through the annual Community Grants program, which delivers funding for projects that:

  • Reflect our community’s priorities and vision, as set out in Council and Community Plans
  • Strengthen communities and provide opportunities for enhanced participation in public life and community groups
  • Provide benefits to the local community and
  • Contribute to the social, cultural, environmental and economic development of our community

Available grants

Community grants are provided to support participation and facilitate projects, events and improve facilities to assist the addressing of the recreational, social and cultural needs of the Latrobe Valley community, contributing to the overall development of the municipality.

Limited funds are available through a competitive process, with applications determined according to funding criteria and merit. Applicants must use the correct form and follow the grant guidelines. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of success.

Latrobe City Council has the following grant programs available to not-for-profit community groups, businesses and individuals operating or residing in Latrobe City. Further information on each of the programs, including application forms and will be available at the opening of each grant round and will be available under the Program Summary for each grant program.

Grant program name

Program Summary

Grant round

Funding available

DREAM Individual Support Grant Council will offer a number of small grants to individuals who inspire to reach and sustain their goals by dedicating their time, realising their ambitions, empowering themselves through on going participation and learning; and are able to share the outcomes with other members of their communities. Applications for funding are invited all year round. The assessment will commence on the 15th day of each month.
  • General participation costs and Latrobe City representation - Up to $100
  • Representing Victoria - Up to $300
  • Representing Australia - Up to $500
Disability Access Grant Program Applications are invited from business and community organisations to implement an initiative or project to increase the number of people with a disability accessing their business or community organisation as customers, visitors, members or employees. Annual program.
Open 28 August and closing 6 October
Up to $1000
Community Minor Capital Works

Assistance provided to community groups who wish to develop community facilities for accessibility improvements, renovations, repairs and built in or fixed equipment purchases.

Annual program.
Open 7 July and closes 25 August 2017
Up to $5000
Community Development

Assistance to community groups for a broad range of community development programs, services, and activities.

Annual program.
Open 7 July and closing 25 August 2017
Up to $2000
Community Events

Assistance to conduct conferences, deliver special events of significance or to develop an existing event. Events must include local and regional participation. This could include carnivals, festivals and cultural events.

Annual program.
Open 7 July and closing 25 August 2017
Up to $2000
Biodiversity on Rural Land Grants

For projects on private and rural land within the municipality for actions aimed at protecting and enhancing existing native vegetation.

Annual program.
Open 7 July and closing 25 August 2017
Up to $1500 per property
Seven Small Towns Available for infrastructure improvements within the seven small towns of Boolarra, Glengarry, Toongabbie, Traralgon South, Tyers, Yallourn North and Yinnar.
Only the Township Associations within these towns are eligible to apply.
This is a targeted grant program. Contact the Grants Officer for more information.
Open all year round – apply anytime. $10,000 per town annually

Christmas Grants

For the provision of managing Christmas festivities in their town. The Christmas Festivity Grant is provided to:
  • Boolarra Community Development Association ($750)
  • Churchill & District Community Association ($2,000)
  • Traralgon South & District Association ($750)
  • Glengarry Community Association Inc. ($750)
  • Toongabbie Recreation Reserve Committee ($750)
  • Tyers & District Community Association ($750)
  • Yallourn North Action Group ($750)
  • Yinnar & District Community Association ($750)
Application is also invited from Community Groups in:
  • Moe ($3800)
  • Morwell ($3800)
  • Traralgon ($3800)
  • Newborough ($2000)
Annual program.
Open 29 September and closes 3 November 2017.
Between $750 and $3800.
For funding purposes townships are classified:
  • small ($750)
  • medium ($2000) 
  • large ($3800) 

How to apply

All grant applications must be completed online.

When you complete an application form you will be asked to sign up for a Latrobe City Council Grants Account. This grant account will be used to send you reminders, and allow you to complete your applications, funding agreement and acquittal forms.

If you have applied for a community grant online with us in the past, you are able to access your account by following this link https://latrobe.smartygrants.com.au/applicant/login.

At any time you can to view all previous and current forms started or submitted. Login and select ‘My Submissions’.

Acknowledging Council support

When a group or person receives a grant from us, they agree to acknowledge council’s contribution on materials produced to support their project. This acknowledgement must include the ‘Supported by’ logo presence on supporting publications, displays or signage.

The logo should always appear with the words ‘Supported by’ above.

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Contact information

For more information, including support to complete the online application, phone the Grants Officer on 0428 661 071 or email grants@latrobe.vic.gov.au

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