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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 Council and Community Plans;
  • 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 minority groups (including cultural, disability or LGBTQI);
  • 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

  • Open: 9am 5 July 2021
  • Close: 4pm 6 August 2021

Round 2

  • Open: 9am 31 January 2022
  • Close: 4pm 1 March 2022

Available Grants and Sponsorship

Community grant and sponsorship 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

Minor Capital Works Grant

Financial assistance provided to community groups who wish to develop community facilities for accessibility improvements, renovations, repairs and built in or fixed equipment purchases.

Round 2

Apply Now

Up to $7,000

Minor Equipment Grant

Financial assistance provided to community groups who wish to purchase non fixed equipment.

Round 2

Apply Now

Up to $2,000

Community Wellbeing Grant

Community Wellbeing grants are to provide assistance to community groups for a broad range of community development programs, services, and activities.

Round 2

Apply Now

Up to $2,000

Community Events – Minor

Assistance deliver community events. Events must include local and regional participation.

Round 2 

Apply Now

Up to $5000

Community Events – Significant

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

Events must include local and regional participation.

Round 2

Apply Now

One off seed funding of up to $10,000

Or

$10,000 Funding is available for a three-year period:

Year 1 $10,000 | Year 2 $10,000 | Year 3 $10,000

Community Sponsorship – Minor

Community Sponsorship provides assistance to community groups for a broad range of community programs, services, and activities.  

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

Apply Now

Up to $2,500

Community Sponsorship – Major

Community Sponsorship provides assistance to community groups for a broad range of community programs, services, and activities. This program has been created to support larger projects within Latrobe City.

Round 2

Events:
Apply Now

Programs & Projects:
Apply Now

Up to $20,000

Or

$20,000 Funding is available for a three-year period:

Year 1 $20,000 | Year 2 $20,000 | Year 3 $20,000

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.

Annual

Closed

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’.

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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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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