Minor Capital Project Grants

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Currently Closed

Grants of up to $15,000 are available in this program.  Applicants must contribute a minimum of 50% (cash or in-kind) towards the total project cost.  

Click to view the Minor Capital Grant Guidelines(PDF, 226KB)

About this grant

Council values the knowledge, skills and motivation people have to take action on ideas that contribute to a thriving Surf Coast Shire community and environment.

The Minor Capital Project Grants contribute funds towards community-led projects that encourage not-for-profit organisations and groups to undertake works to improve community infrastructure.

This includes projects that support:

  • Building improvements or renovations
  • Renewal of fitted or fixed equipment for community use.

For example, kitchen renovation, air conditioners, accessibility improvements.

A capital works project is an item that is built in or needs to be fixed to a wall or the ground.

Council Plan 2021-2025 provides some information and food for thought on these topics (and others).

Applications are assessed against the grant criteria outlined in the Guidelines(PDF, 226KB)   by a panel of Council Officers.

The highest scoring projects will be fully funded and projects that are assessed with a moderate score may be considered for partial funding. 

It is a requirement that all successful grant applications align with the Surf Coast Shire Council Health and Wellbeing Plan.


Read guidelines

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Be sure to familiarise yourself with the guidelines before submitting.

Download the guidelines(PDF, 452KB)

Call grants officer


After you've read the guidelines, call our grants officer if you have any more questions.

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Eligibility check


Once we receive your application, the grants officer will confirm your eligibility.

Is your Project Investment Ready?

  • Permits
  • Landowner approval
  • Risk assessment
  • Budget
  • Project Plan
  • Stakeholder Engagement

If not, refer to Councils Community Project Development Program for support



Once you've collected all the information you need and you have had all your questions answered, it's time to apply.



Project considered


The Community Initiatives Assessment Panel will take your application into consideration.

This step will also include:

  • permits
  • landowner approval
  • risk assessment
  • stakeholder engagement
  • cultural heritage assessment

which could take 3-6 months.

This may mean your application will be considered in a subsequent grant round. 

If scope and budget requires further investigation and understanding, we may refer your proposal to Council’s Community Project Development Program.



A panel of Council officers will consider the final result.

Notification of outcome


We will contact you by email to let you know if your application has been successful.

Funding agreement


If your proposal has been successful

We will work together to create a funding agreement to be signed by both parties.

Project delivery


If your proposal has been successful

You will deliver the project to the agreed upon timelines, providing updates along the way.



At the end of the project you'll need to submit a report about the project including a detailed expenditure of the funding.