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 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

Community Minor Capital Works 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. Annual program.
Open 7 July and closes 25 August 2017
Up to $5000
Community Development For projects that support the community, example newsletters or community publications, community support activities or programs and development or coaching programs. Annual program.
Open 7 July and closing 25 August 2017
Up to $2000
Community Events For sporting events, carnivals, festivals or cultural events; where an audience is involved and local or regional promotion is an intended outcome. Annual program.
Open 7 July and closing 25 August 2017
Up to $2000
Venue Hire Grants

This grant program will close in 2017/18. Applications must be submitted by 30 July to be considered.

Available to not-for-profit groups, who are seeking financial support to conduct events and performances in the following facilities

  • Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
  • Kernot Hall
  • Moe Town Hall
  • Traralgon Courthouse
  • Traralgon East Community Centre
  • Loy Yang Latrobe Community Soundshell
  • Churchill Public Hall
  • Newborough Hall
Venue Hire Grant Program 2016/2017 Guidelines(PDF, 503KB)
Venue Hire Grant Program 2016/2017 Application form 
Open all year round – apply anytime. Subject to available funding. Waiver of venue hire fees to the value of $500
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 15 September and closing 27 October 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’.

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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