Community Grants

Biodiversity on Rural Land Grants 2016/17

Funding of up to $1,500 per property is available to successful applicants within the municipality for actions aimed at protecting and enhancing existing native vegetation.
Examples include:

  • Exclusion of stock by fencing native vegetation
  • Extension/enlargement of native vegetation
  • Creating/extending wildlife corridors
  • Provision of nest boxes/artificial hollows
  • Weed or pest control within native vegetation
  • Survey or planning for conservation
  • Capacity building e.g. training, identification aids
  • Wetland creation or maintenance

The grant is designed for projects on private rural land. It cannot be used for projects on public land, Crown land or Council owned land, nor for projects in urban areas. Applications can be submitted online  and will be accepted from 10 September to 13 November 2016.

The 2016/17 Community Grants Program for Minor Capital Works, Events and Community Development projects, is now closed.

The venue hire grants will remain open until the funds are full allocated.  Refer to the section below that relates to venue hire.

Successful applications 

All applicants will be notified in writing following the decision by Council at an Ordinary Council Meeting in August or September 2016.  Note: Information about grant decisions will not be released over the telephone. 

If your grant application is successful you are required to login to your Community Grant Account and complete the required forms online.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide an acquittal report when the project/s are completed, all receipts/invoices and photos must be kept for supporting evidence to show how the funding has been used.


Community Venue Hire Grants – open for application

The 2016/17 Community Venue Hire Grants are open. Make your submission online 

For assistance with our community venue hire grant please contact Naomi Kokshoorn 5176 3331 or

Minor Capital Works - up to $5000 - closed

For projects that will improve our community facilities, for example renovation works, repairs, fencing or items of equipment such as lawn mower, photocopier, or a fridge for example.

Community Development – up to $2000 - closed

For projects that support the community, example newsletters or community publications, community support activities or programs (not an event), development or coaching programs.

Events – up to $2000 - closed

For sporting events, carnivals, festivals or cultural events; where an audience is involved and local or regional promotion is an intended outcome.

Is this a first time application?

If your group has not applied for a community grant with Latrobe City Council in the past, you are required to first register your group. Your group will require a valid email address for the login and a password. Record these details so you can login again later. 

Your group is already registered?

If your group has applied for a community grant online with us in the past, enter your registered email address and password to login; and select the grant category your group is applying for. 

To view your previous application/s

At any time you can login to view all previous and current applications and forms started or submitted by your group. Login and go to 'MY SUBMISSIONS' (at the top of the login screen). 


For assistance with Minor Capital Works, Events or Community Development grant applications please contact Caroline Melhuish, Executive Assistance Infrastructure & Recreation on (03) 5128 5664, mobile: 0417 771 412 or email   

For assistance with our Community Venue Hire grant please contact Naomi Kokshoorn 5176 3331 or

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