Community Grants

Round 1of the 2024-25 Community Grants Program is now OPEN!

The aim of the Community Grants Program is to assist community organisations and groups to undertake activities and provide facilities for the benefit of the citizens and residents of the Shire region.

The Glenelg Shire Council provides approximately $162,000 each year for community grants. There are two rounds of funding each financial year, and applications are usually invited in July and February.

Not for profit community organisations or groups are invited to submit an application in the following categories:

  1. Recreation
  2. Public Halls
  3. Community Events
  4. Arts, Culture and Heritage
  5. Community Strengthening

Up to $1,000 can be applied for without any contribution.  For amounts over $1,000 and up to $5,000 a dollar for dollar contribution is required from the community organisation/group.  

Potential applicants should refer to the Community Grants Guidelines to assess their eligibility to apply. All organisations and groups are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects with the relevant Council officer prior to submitting their application.

Portland Community Garden was a recipient of our Community Grants Program. See what they have been able to achieve thanks to the additional funding boost!