Community Grants

Our Community Grants Program will be open for application on Monday 6 July 2015 for not-for-profit, community focused groups within Latrobe City, for projects that will assist in the ongoing development or maintenance of recreational facilities and meet the social and cultural needs of the citizens of Latrobe City.

These grants are not intended to fully fund projects; groups should demonstrate their commitment to the project either financially or with in-kind support.  The program will close at 5.00 pm on Friday, 28 August 2015.  All applications must be submitted online by this date and time.

The Guidelines and Information booklet(PDF, 383KB) details the type of groups and projects that fit the criteria for the community grants program.  It is recommended that you read the guidelines carefully, in particular ‘What will not be funded’ within the program.

It is important to note that several significant changes have been made to our community grants policy(PDF, 32KB) that may affect your group, please read the policy carefully.

(PDF, 53KB)

To start an 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.  If your group has submitted a community grant application with us in the past, then enter your registered email address and password to login; then select the appropriate category for your group’s project. 

To view your previous application/s

At any time you can login to view all of the applications your group has started or submitted. Login and go to ‘MY SUBMISSIONS’ (at the top of the login screen).

Successful applications

All applicants will be notified in writing following the decision by Council at an Ordinary Council Meeting.

If your grant application is successful login to your Community Grant Account to complete the required forms online.  Note: Information about grant decisions will not be released over the telephone.

Categories of grants available 

Minor Capital Works – up to $5000

For projects that will improve our community facilities, for example renovation works, repairs, fencing or major items of equipment.
Preview the application (prior to 6 July opening) or start your application (from 6 July) for a Minor Capital Works grant.

Community Development – up to $2000

For projects that support the community, example newsletters or community publications, community support activities or programs, development or coaching programs or, minor items of equipment (with a value of $500 or less).
Preview the application (prior to 6 July opening) or start your application (from 6 July) for a Community Development grant.

Events – up to $2000

For sporting events, carnivals, festivals or cultural events; where an audience is involved and local or regional promotion is an intended outcome.
Preview the application (prior to 6 July opening) or start your application (from 6 July) for an Events grant.

Venue Hire – maximum amount $500

For community focused events and performances that are conducted in facilities/halls owned and operated by our Venue Operations Team.  

The venues that this grant applies to are: 

  • Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
  • Traralgon Court House
  • Traralgon East Community Centre
  • Kernot Hall
  • Moe Town Hall
  • Newborough Hall 
  • Churchill Public Hall

Venue hire grants are open throughout the year, until the funding runs out. There is no closing date. 

Prior to completing a hire form you are required to contact our Venue Operations Team on 03 5176 3334 to discuss your requirements.  Please refer to our Venue Hire page for further information about our venues.

The Conditions of Venue Hire(PDF, 49KB) provides details regarding technical assistance.


For assistance with the community grants program contact Caroline Bolding, Executive Assistance Community Infrastructure & Recreation on 5128 5664,  mobile: 0417 771 412 or email to

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