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Baw Baw Shire Council Community grant submissions with grants up to $5,000 for 2024 projects are open until 23 February 2024

Baw Baw Shire Council's current community grant round is open until February 23. Mayor Annemarie McCabe emphasises the program's support for local groups, offering grants up to $5,000 for community projects.

By news@gippsland - 15th February 2024 - Back to News

Baw Baw Shire Council's latest round of community grants are now open, with local groups encouraged to make their submissions by 12.00pm, Friday 23 February before nominations close. The current round of applications is for Round 2 of the 2023/24 Community Projects. A pre-application appointment must be held with council officers prior to submission; this mandatory process ensures that applications meet the eligibility criteria and can be considered by the assessment panel.

Baw Baw Shire Council invites local groups to apply for Round 2 of Community Projects by 23 February 2024, grants of up to $5,000 available. Pre-application appointment required

Baw Baw Shire Council invites local groups to apply for Round 2 of Community Projects by 23 February 2024, grants of up to $5,000 available. Pre-application appointment required

Community grants empowerment

Council's Community Grants Program supports not for profit groups and organisations to undertake activities or make purchases that are for the benefit of the local community. The Community Projects funding supports the delivery of community events, projects, programs, environmental initiatives and equipment purchases. Grants of up to $5,000 are available.

Baw Baw Shire Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said that council aims to support its local community groups and not for profit organisations in any way it can. "We are very proud of our Community Grants Program, which over the last two years has provided more than $300,000 in funding."

"Our community groups make a huge difference across the Shire and we want to empower and support them the best way we can, and we know the difference providing financial support can make," Cr McCabe said.

Community Projects category

During Round 1 of the Community Projects category of the grants funding, more than $140,000 was allocated across 33 local community groups. The types of projects which were funded included:

RecipientsAllocationGrants received
Aberfeldy & District Association Inc.For a defibrillator and signage$3,300
Drouin Dragons Soccer ClubFor five portable aluminium soccer goals$4,995
Drouin Ficifolia Festival Committee IncFor first aid/ambulance service and children's entertainment including art, messy play and face painting$5,000
Hill End Community IncorporatedFor a commercial size refrigerator$3,444
Warragul and West Gippsland Agricultural SocietyFor Warragul Show Traffic Management$5,000

You can make an appointment with council's Grants team now to discuss your application, just email To find out more about the Community Grants Program or to view the eligibility criteria, visit Baw Baw Shire Council website via Community Grants Program page.

Pictures from Wellington Shire Council Facebook page.


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