Below are a list of grants that are currently open for local organisations to apply for.

For a list of successful 2019 grant recipients in Macnamara please visit this page.

The Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Victorian Government is helping communities and clubs transform inadequate sports grounds and ageing clubrooms, with new infrastructure and recreation spaces being built to encourage people to be active and reap the benefits of physical activity.

The inaugural round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is now open and builds on investments worth more than $850 million into community sport and active recreation infrastructure by the Victorian Labor Government since 2014.

The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will invest up to $22 million across Victoria to develop infrastructure that provides modern, family and female-friendly, safe, inclusive and accessible facilities with room to grow and welcome more participants than ever before.

The fund includes a range of funding streams with eligible projects including aquatic centre upgrades, sports grounds and pavilion developments, sport surfaces and lighting installations, active recreation facilities such as play spaces and recreation trails, along with regional and strategic planning.

The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund supports the Victorian Government’s determination to support disadvantaged communities and the growing demand for high quality accessible community sports infrastructure that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age, background, gender or ability.

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These grant applications have now closed. 

Please contact Josh to find out about the grants available for next year, or to find out about progress of applications made before deadline.

Macnamara Volunteer Grants 2019/20

Expressions of Interest are now open for the 2019/20 Volunteer Grants Program.

Macnamara is home to many wonderful organisations that are powered by generous volunteers.

Grants for between $1000 – $5000 are available to assist volunteer organisations in purchasing additional equipment, training resources or other items of need that will support the organisation.

More information about this grant is available on the community grants hub website.

Expressions of Interest were open until 5pm on Friday, February 14th.

These grant applications have closed now.

Please contact Josh to find out about the grants available for next year, or to find out about progress of applications made before deadline.

Communities Environment Program

The Communities Environment Program (CEP) supports small scale, community led environmental projects that address local environment priorities in Macnamara.

The project aims to deliver positive environmental and social outcomes as well as supporting community groups with additional resources, skills and knowledge to care for the environment.

To be eligible the community group must be an incorporated not – for – profit entity with an ABN located or carry out their work in Macnamara.

Applications for the Communities Environment Program have now closed; successful organisations can be viewed here

Stronger Communities Program

The Stronger Communities Program (SCP) is a capital works grant to support initiatives that will deliver social benefits to our community.

Eligible projects include upgrades or fit outs of community centres, sporting facilities or the development or upgrades of local parks, streetscapes, schools or bike paths.

The grant amount will be up to 50% of eligible projects, the remaining 50% can be from any source including donations in cash or kind, local or state government contributions.

Applications for the Stronger Communities Program have now closed; successful organisations can be viewed here

Local Schools Community Fund

The Local School Community Fund (LSCF) will provide up to $200,000 in grant funding in each Federal electorate in the 2019-20 financial year.

Unfortunately this is less than the $11 million in extra funding that schools in the federal electorate of Macnamara would have received if a Labor Government had been elected.

Schools in Macnamara are eligible for a single grant between $1000 – $20,000 for small scale projects.

Applications for the LSCF have now closed; the list of successful schools can be viewed here


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