Applications now open for Community Capital Works and Wellbeing Support Grants
Applications are now open for Cardinia Shire Council’s Community Capital Works Grant Program and Wellbeing Support Grant Program for 2023-24.
Applications for both grant programs close 5pm, Friday 31 March 2023.
Both grant programs assist community groups to improve community and recreational facilities, as well as help establish new organisations, projects and services within Cardinia Shire.
About the Community Capital Works Grant Program
This program assists community groups to improve community and recreational facilities to support community networks and enhance community wellbeing.
The Community Capital Works Grant Program is made up of 3 categories:
- Community Capital Works Grants support community and recreational facility upgrade works that fall into one of 4 priority areas. Council manage works on behalf of community groups. Community groups are not required to provide matched funding.
- Community Capital Works Partnership Grants are available for community and recreational facility upgrade works that fall into one of 3 priority areas. Community groups manage the works with guidance from Council and must provide a matched funding amount based on their annual income.
- Major Equipment Grants support major equipment purchases that fall into one of 3 priority areas. Equipment purchases are used to help maintain sporting grounds, outer grounds or large internal areas. Community groups must provide dollar-for-dollar matched funding.
About the Wellbeing Support Grant Program
This program helps to establish new organisations, projects and services. It also funds initiatives that improve residents' health and wellbeing, support opportunities for volunteering, as well as those which help to build the capacity of community groups, projects and programs to be sustainable.
Wellbeing Support Grants Program funding categories are:
Seeding grants to support the cost of starting a new organisation, group, club, program, project or service.
Volunteering grants to help create volunteering programs, train volunteers or promote volunteering opportunities.
Small change grants to assist with a range of ad hoc costs that cannot be met through other funding sources, such as buying small items of equipment, website redevelopment, Christmas decorations and more.
For more information about Council’s Community Capital Works Grant Program and Wellbeing Support Grants Program and to apply, visit Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/grants or call 1300 787 624.