Small Grants Program

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The Small Grants program supports community group projects and initiatives by encouraging development of project ideas and improvement of services on the Surf Coast.

Funds can be provided for projects and activities in these categories:

  • Community Initiatives
  • Environment
  • Culture and arts
  • Recreation and Leisure

(If you need support for an event instead, see our Events Grants Program)


The Small Grants program has two rounds of funding a year – March and September


Other information  

Small Grants Guidelines 2019-20(PDF, 300KB)

Smarty Grants Application Help Guide(PDF, 1MB)

Small Grants Example Budget(PDF, 94KB)

Successful applicants must complete an online 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 time frame.

If you have questions, contact the Small Grants officer on 5261 0666 or smallgrants@surfcoast.vic.gov.au.