Our 2016/17 Community Grants Program will open for application ‘online’ from Sunday, 1 May 2016 and will close at midnight on Sunday, 17 July 2016. All groups that are community focused, based in Latrobe City and are ‘not for profit’ are eligible to apply.
Changes to the process, this year only
As the election period will cause significant delays in administering the usual cycle of Community Grants Program, Council agreed to the following modifications to this year’s process:
- An earlier application period
- Allowing community groups to apply for grants when they are yet to acquit their 2015/16 grant(s) received.
Our community grants are available 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.
Groups wishing to apply for a community grant must have an ABN or seek an Auspice to sponsor their application.
Successful applicants will be asked to provide an acquittal report when the project is completed, all receipts/invoices and photos must be kept for supporting documentation.
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 items of equipment such as lawn mower, photocopier, or a fridge for example.
The application form can be previewed prior to the opening date, or open for application from 8 May 2016 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 (not an event), development or coaching programs.
The application form can be previewed prior to the opening date, or open for application from 8 May 2016 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.
The application form can be previewed prior to the opening date, or open for application from 8 May 2016 for an Events grant.
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.
Need help with your online application?
We are holding three open ‘hands on’ sessions for groups to complete their application online, with staff assistance. These sessions will be held in the Latrobe Room at our Traralgon Service Centre on the following days:
- Saturday, 21 May 2016 from 9.00 to 1.00 pm
- Thursday, 26 May 2016 from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm
- Wednesday, 8 June 2016 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
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).
All applicants will be notified in writing following the decision by Council at an Ordinary Council Meeting in August 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.
For assistance with our community grants program contact Caroline Melhuish, Executive Assistance Infrastructure & Recreation on (03) 5128 5664, mobile: 0417 771 412 or email Caroline.Melhuish@latrobe.vic.gov.au.