Community Capital Works Grants Program

  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Category 2 project applicants to the 2023-2024 grant round open Monday 5 September 2022. Find out more below. 
  • Applications for the 2023-2024 grant round will open in January 2023. 
  • Listed below are the successful applicants from the 2022-2023 grant round.  

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.

Expressions of Interest open Monday 5 September to Friday 25 November. 

  • 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. 

Information session and grant writing workshop

  • Community groups and organisations are invited to attend the upcoming online grant writing workshop on Tuesday, 18 October 2022 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • Participants can attend in person at the Cardinia Shire Council offices or online. 
  • Register your interest to attend by email by 14 October 2022. 

Expression of Interest to apply for 2023-2024 grant round 

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open for all Category 2 Community Capital Works Partnership Grants from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 December 2022. 

Eligible community groups and organisations must be:  

  • managed by a volunteer board or committee of management (E.g., sporting club, kinder committee, environmental group) or 
  • a Community Asset Committee established by Council or 
  • a community Committee of Management established under the Crown Land Reserves Act. 

If you plan to apply for a Category 2 grant, please speak with the Council officer you most often communicate with (your liaison officer) prior to completing the Expression of Interest application.

All EOI applications will be reviewed by Council Officers and, if supported, the applicant will be invited to complete a detailed project application early in 2023.   

Applicants need to ensure they have considered all elements of completing the proposed project including: 

  • all contractors working on the project will need to have a minimum of $20m of insurance cover 
  • the project has the support of the landowner  
  • evidence of ability to contribute financially 
  • a realistic estimate on the cost of the project 

Submit an Expression of Interest

  • 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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