Small Grants


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The aim of the Surf Coast Shire Small Grants program is to support community groups, projects and initiatives by encouraging new opportunities and strengthening collaboration between groups. 

The program is available to new and existing groups, to develop project ideas or improve services within the local community. Funds can be provided for projects and activities which fall into the following categories: Community Initiatives, Environment, Culture and Arts, and Recreation and Leisure. Please note this does not include community events. If you are seeking support for a Community Event apply for funding from Surf Coast Shire's new Events Grants Program. Here you will find guidelines and an online application for Events funding.

Small Grants is available in two separate rounds each year. February and September 2015. Please note the September round will open on August 24, 2015 and will be announced on this website and in local newspapers.

More Information  

Key dates for September 2015 Small Grant round as follows:

  1. Applications close September 30
  2. Council internal assessments throughout October
  3. Council briefing and decision making November 24 Council Meeting
  4. Community Notification November 25
  5. Community Celebration early December date TBA

If you require further assistance please contact the Small Grants officer on 5261 0666 or email

Successful applicants are required to complete a Small Grants Project Acquittal Report(DOCX, 170KB) within one year of funding. Community groups will not be considered eligible for future funding if the report has not been completed within this timeframe.

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