Community Capital Works Grants Program

Applications for the 2023-2024 grant round have now closed. The next grant round will open for applications early 2024.

The Community Capital Works Grants Program assists community groups to upgrade community and recreational facilities that are used to strengthen local community networks and support community wellbeing. 

Improvements to facilities funded through this program should complement the Council Plan and seek to boost people’s participation and involvement in their local communities.

  • All funded works will be coordinated and delivered by Council. Committees/clubs do not need to undertake any of the works themselves.
  • The community group is not required to provide a financial contribution.
  •  Maximum: $20,000 per project.
  • Grants of up to $35,000 are available for community groups and organisations that manage public facilities on Council owned or Crown land.  
  • Community groups manage the works with guidance from Council.   
  • Community groups must contribute funding based on their annual income. 
  • Grants of up to $20,000 are available to go towards major equipment.
  • Equipment purchases are used to help maintain sporting grounds, outer grounds or large internal areas.
  • Community groups must provide dollar-for-dollar matched funding. 

This information pack includes the grant program guidelines and policy. 

Download Community Capital Works Grant Information Pack 

The following applicants have been awarded grants for this round. 

Community capital works grants (Category 1)

  • Gembrook Craft Group Inc: Cottage environmental upgrade 
  • Cardinia Environment Coalition: Ventilation of propagation shed and chemical storage room 
  • Emerald Museum: New flooring 
  • Tonimbuk Hall: Window replacement 
  • Bunyip Hall Committee: Split system installation 
  • Pakenham Football Club: Replacement of old unsafe carpet at Toomuc Reserve Pavilion 
  • Beaconsfield Kindergarten: Bathroom upgrade 
  • Bunyip Hall: Bunyip Hall solar energy 
  • Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre: Generator input sockets  
  • Pakenham Bowls Club: Split system installation  
  • Nar Nar Goon Kindergarten (Bestchance): Internal painting  
  • Avonsleigh Kindergarten (Bestchance): Internal painting and replacement of carpet  
  • Cardinia Civic Concert Band: Army Road Hall upgrades 
  • Cardinia Environment Coalition: Irrigation pump protection housing 
  • Cora Lynn Recreation Reserve: Canteen roof 
  • Bunyip Showgrounds and Reserve: Solar water pump 

Community capital works partnership grants (Category 2)

  • Cardinia Environment Coalition: Pot wash facility 
  • Beaconsfield Recreation Reserve: Perc Allison Playground 
  • Pakenham Cricket Club Incorporated: Training nets roof 
  • Lang Lang Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural: Replace roof on sports pavilion 
  • Pakenham Upper Recreation Reserve: Community outdoor training net upgrade 
  • Pakenham Upper Riding Club and Pakenham Pony Club: Arena refurbishment 
  • Cardinia Civic Concert Band: Kitchen rebuild and blinds 
  • Officer city soccer club: Replacement of sporting field globes 
  • Catani Recreation Reserve: Upgrading drainage to second oval 
  • Cora Lynn Football Club: LED electronic scoreboard and additions  
  • Pakenham Tennis Club: Kellmat windbreak 

For more information contact our Connected Communities Team on 1300 787 624 or

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