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Round Two of Greater Grants now open

14 January 2019

The second round of Southern Grampians Shire Council’s Grants Program is now open and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding for projects that benefit the community.
The Greater Grants Program is designed to help build our region by giving community groups a funding source to undertake new or growing initiatives, projects, or events that benefit the Southern Grampians Shire.
Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Mary-Ann Brown said the Greater Grants Program is a wonderful way for Council to provide financial assistance to our community groups and organisations.

“Each year, we contribute close to $200,000 to community infrastructure, events and other projects through our Greater Grants program.

“The projects and events we support reflect the tremendous contribution that volunteers make in our community. These volunteers are the backbone of our community and Council are proud to support these groups and individuals to achieve these events, projects and initiatives which are so important to our region,” Cr Brown said.

Groups awarded funding in the first round of Greater Grants for 2018/19 include:

Hamilton-Coleraine Rail Reserve Committee Inc
Dunkeld Art Group
Hamilton & District Pensioners Association Inc
Dunkeld Arboretum Development Group Inc
Nareen Mechanics Hall
Hamilton & District Darts Association Annual Tournament
Lions Club of Hamilton
Hamilton Woodturners Club Inc
Branxholme Progress Association

Council uses the ‘SmartyGrants’ application system to make the community grant application system easier to use and a more efficient process. To apply for a community grant visit
Applications for round two of the Greater Grants program close at 4pm on Wednesday 13 February 2019.
Council will host two information sessions on the Greater Grants program:  Monday 21 January 2019 from 12-2pm at the Hamilton Visitor Information Centre  Monday 4 February 2019 6-8pm at the Greater Hamilton Library, Brown Street.

Information on the funding categories available and on how to apply can be found on the Grants and funding section of council’s website at

Media Contact: Alison Quade | 0429 601 208 |

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