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Community Grants and Sponsorship

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

  • Reflect our community’s priorities and vision as set out in the Council Plan and Living Well Latrobe - Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan; 
  • Strengthen communities and provide opportunities for enhanced participation in public life and community groups;
  • Provide benefits to the local community; 
  • Improve accessibility or inclusion for priority groups as per the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing plan; 
  • Provide health, wellbeing and safety to the community; and Contribute to the social, cultural, environmental and economic development of our community

The Community Grants program represents a significant contribution by Latrobe City Council to local projects. Grant funding is a way of acknowledging the contribution that individuals and groups make to the Latrobe City community life.

Funding Rounds

Round 1

Applications Closed 

Round 2

29 January 2024 to 4 March 2024.

Available Grants and Sponsorship

Community grant funding is 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 and sponsorship 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 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

Capital Works -Minor

Small scale facility improvements for accessibility renovations and built in or fixed equipment..

Round 2

Open: 
9am 29 January 2024

Close: 
4pm 4 March 2024

 

Up to $7,000
Capital Works - Major

Medium to large scale facility improvements for accessibility, renovations and built in or fixed equipment.

Round 2

Open: 
9am 29 January 2024

Close: 
4pm 4 March 2024

 

Up to $20,000
Community Wellbeing Grant

Community projects or programs of all sizes that support community health, wellbeing, connection and participation. 

Round 2

Open: 
9am 29 January 2024

Close: 
4pm 4 March 2024

 

Up to $15,000
Community Events – Minor

For small scale community events that support local community participation and celebration.

Round 2

Open: 
9am 29 January 2024

Close: 
4pm 4 March 2024

 

Up to $4,000
Community Events – Major

Assistance to conduct conferences, deliver special events of significance or to develop an existing event.

Events must include local and regional participation.

Round 2

Open: 
9am 29 January 2024

Close: 
4pm 4 March 2024

 

Up to $8,000
Community Essentials- Quick Response Grant

Fast turnaround and easier application for simple community needs.

Round 2

Open:

9am 1 Februrary 2024

Close:

4pm 14 February 2024

Round 3

Open:

9am 1 May 2024

Close: 

4pm 14 May 2024

Apply Now

Up to $1,500

Other Available Grants and Sponsorship

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.

Apply Now

  • General participation costs and Latrobe City representation - Up to $100
  • Representing Victoria - Up to $300
  • Representing Australia - Up to $500
Participation Sponsorship

The Participation Sponsorship Program aims to support the inclusion of preschool and school aged Latrobe City Council residents in disadvantaged circumstance to participate in recreation activities where participation costs are leveraged on the participant.

The program provides support to individuals by paying funds directly to sporting clubs to cover participation fees.

Applications for funding are invited all year round. The assessment will commence on the 15th day of each month.

Apply Now

Up to $250
Biodiversity on Rural Land Grant

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

Open: 9am 10 July 2023

Close: 
4pm 10 August 2023

Apply Now

Up to $1500 per property
Seven Small Towns Minor Capital Works Program

The program encourages the Township Association within the seven small towns to work with Latrobe City Council to achieve positive outcomes for the betterment of their communities and the citizens that live there.

The Seven Small Towns Minor Capital Works program accepts project submissions at any time throughout the year.

Apply Now 

Annual Funding of $10,000 to each of the seven small towns is subject to Council allocation within the Annual Budget.
Economic Development Sponsorship grant - Minor

Economic Development Sponsorship provides assistance to economic development initiatives for a broad range of programs, services, and activities. 

Apply Now Maximum grant amount is $2500
Economic Development Sponsorship grant - Major

Economic Development Sponsorship provides assistance to economic development initiatives for a broad range of programs, services, and activities. 

Apply Now One off funding of $8,000 per annum

 

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’.

Related Documents

 

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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Grant Events

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Contact information

For more information, including support to complete the online application, phone the Senior Grants Officer on 0429 270 149 or email grants@latrobe.vic.gov.au

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