Small Grants



Small Grant Round for September 2016 is now closed, the next round will be open in March 2017.

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 are available in two separate rounds each year - March and September. 

More Information  

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 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.

Past Grant Recipients

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