Community Grant funding totalling over $15,000 have been awarded to local groups under Round 1 of Council’s Community Grants Program for 2022/23.

With supporting grants from other organisations and funds and in-kind contributions from community groups, this funding will support community projects worth a total of $31,709.

The Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre (DNC) will receive $2,500 for development of a shower and laundry facility for homeless people. The project was initiated when staff at DNC heard that some people living rough were embarrassed to attend medical appointments because they were unable to have a shower beforehand. The project will improve access to support services, strengthen social connection and improve people’s sense of dignity. The project directly supports the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025.

The Daylesford Community Brass Band was awarded $2,119 for purchase of a portable PA/sound system. The Daylsford Brass Band is a much loved local organisation that frequently provides entertainment and supports many community events in the Shire.

The Lyonville Community Planning Group Inc will receive $2,000 to support an open garden event. A number of local gardens will be opened for the public to visit. The Lyonville Group aims to share the assets of Lyonville, promoting tourism,  while protecting the village feel and environment of the community.

Glenlyon and District Pony Club was awarded $2,500 for show jumping equipment to renew old equipment and bring it into line with new safety standards and reduce the risk of injury to participants. The funding will also benefit other events and clubs including the Daylesford Show, the Glenlyon New Year’s Day Sports, Glenlyon and District Adult Riders and Daylesford Riding for the Disabled.

Other successful projects include:

  • DOXA Youth Foundation – Combined Welcome & Smoking Ceremony – $2,200
  • Creswick Railway Workshops Association CRWA Inc – Creswick New Residents Welcome Event – $1,450
  • Clunes Free Lending Library – Spring Fever Event – $2,500

Mayor, Cr Tim Drylie, congratulated the successful applicants on their submissions and said that he was looking forward to seeing these projects delivered.
“These grants can make a big difference in the community,” he said. “The program provides community groups with much needed funds to deliver projects that might not have been possible without this support.”

Eligible community groups can access funds in four rounds annually across five categories that support a range of community needs.

Round two for 2022/2023 Community Grants is now open. Application close on October 19, 2022.

For more information on the Community Grants program visit