Community Initiative Grants

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Applications are now closed and will re-open for the months of March and September


Grants of up to $5,000 are available.  Applicants must contribute a minimum of 30% (cash or in-kind) towards the total cost of the project.  


About this grant

Council values the knowledge, skill and motivation people have to take action on ideas that contribute to a thriving Surf Coast Shire community and environment.  Community Initiative grants contribute funds towards community-led projects that bring people together to collaborate, upskill, share resources and put ideas into action.

Outcomes of these projects may include, for example, increased social connection, inclusion, health, wellbeing, safety, community arts, cultural or environmental outcomes, and/or upskilling of local volunteers.


Other information  

Before applying:

1. Read the Community Initiative Grant Guidelines(PDF, 371KB) and check your eligibility.

2. Call our Grants Team on 5261 0600 to discuss your idea and ask any questions.

You may also refer to Council Plan 2021-2025 for further information.