Community Strengthening Grants


The Community Strengthening Grants program is designed to promote and increase participation of local residents in community initiatives, to build and strengthen local networks and partnerships and to support community leadership, learning and skill development.

Council will provide financial assistance to community groups and organisations to support the provision of programs, activities and services which respond to identified community needs, contribute to the building of a stronger community, develop innovative approaches and local social issues and are in accordance with Council's strategic objectives.

What’s the grant?

A Community Strengthening Grant gives financial assistance to community groups and organisations to support programs, activities and services that respond to community needs.

Who can apply?  

  • Community-based not-for-profit organisations
  • Incorporated groups or organisations
  • An unincorporated organisation sponsored by an incorporated organisation (other than West Wimmera Shire Council)

How to apply?

Before applying make sure you have read the Community Strengthening Guidelines.

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When do applications close?

2020-21 Round 1 

Opens: 1 June 2020
Closes: 31 July 2020

How do I finalise my successful application?

To finalise your application, fill out a grants acquittal form. 

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