Council is offering $65,000 in Community Grants to not for profit Community Groups or organisations for the benefit of the Hepburn Shire Community this financial year.

Decisions on Round 1 grant applicatons will be ratified by Council at their meeting next week. Round 2  will open on 21 September, 2022.

Mayor, Cr Tim Drylie, encouraged community groups to consider applying for grants. “This is a wonderful opportunity for community groups,” he said. “By supporting community-led projects and partnerships between charities, community groups or other organisations, we aim to build community capacity and resilience. I encourage you to reach out to our officers to discuss the grant.”

Eligible grant categories include:

  • Active and Engaged Communities grants focus on creating connected, healthy and vibrant communities.
  • Quality Community Infrastructure  grants (including small equipment) focus on assisting community groups to build minor/small-scaled community infrastructure or to purchase small equipment
  • Sustainable Environment grants focus on sustainability and actions to reduce environmental impacts and contribute to becoming a more sustainable community
  • Children’s Program grants (specifically for 8 – 12 years) focus on programs, activities or events for children aged 8-12 years and opportunities for children to engage in activities they may not normally have access to

Round 2 will close 19 October 2022.

Guidlines for grant applicants are available on the Council website. Council Officers are available to discuss your ideas and to help you with your application. For further information please contact George Martin 0408 934 915 or by email at