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Published Wednesday 27 May 2020
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Rural Town Activation Grants

The Rural Towns Activation Grants Pilot Program has been developed to support smaller, rural townships across the shire to deliver minor yet transformative projects for their community.

The Rural Towns Activation Grants Pilot Program aligns with the Place Based Community Planning Pilot project that commenced in 2019. It aims to assist small communities within the Shire to apply for seed funding for programs, activities and initiatives that would not be considered for funding under Council’s annual capital works programs nor directly delivered through Council’s operational programs.

The funding program recognises that capacity to fundraise and attract funding through competitive grant streams can be limited for smaller communities. Yet community identified priority projects are particularly important in these communities and can have a substantial impact.

Eligibility criteria

There are $30,000 in grants available with a maximum of $5,000 for any one project. Eligible projects may be related to township amenity, like interpretive signage, or community connections such as supporting activities and programs that connect the local community.

Projects must be able to demonstrate broad community support and align with at least one of Council’s priority areas outlined in the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021

Eligible projects must:

  • Be in a community with a population of less than 800
  • Be to the value of $5,000 maximum
  • Deliver place-making and community connection outcomes

You are not in this alone

You can register your interest and we will be in contact to discuss your project ideas prior to you lodging an application.

This page was last updated on 12 June 2020.