Apply now for Community Capital Works Grants

Published: 15 January 2024

Applications are now open for Cardinia Shire Council’s Community Capital Works Grant Program 2024-25. 

This grant program assists community groups to improve Council owned and Crown Land facilities within Cardinia Shire, and is made up of three categories:   

  • Community Capital Works Grants (Category 1) provide funding up to $20,000 to upgrade facilities from which community organisations provide services to the community, such as solar panels, heating and cooling installations and accessibility upgrades. 
  • Community Capital Works Partnership Grants (Category 2) provide matching funding up to $35,000 for community groups and organisations that manage public facilities on Council owned or Crown land to enhance Council assets, such as building renovations, works at sporting reserves and fixed equipment.   
  • Major Equipment Grants (Category 3) provide matching funding up to $20,000 for major equipment purchases such as equipment to maintain sporting grounds, outer grounds or large internal areas.  

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Jack Kowarzik said the grants are a great opportunity for our local community groups to upgrade their facilities and purchase new equipment.  

“These grants can give our sporting clubs, kindergartens and other community groups a much-needed stimulus now and into the future”, Mayor Kowarzik said.  

“I encourage local community groups and organisations to apply and help boost participation in sporting and other community activities across our shire”.

Applications for the grant program close at 5pm, Friday 29 March 2024.   

For more information, including project and applicant eligibility or to apply for any of our community grant programs, visit or contact the Connected Communities Team on 1300 787 624 or by email to

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