Bass Coast,

Second Round Of Community Grants Open Soon

Bass Coast Shire Council’s second round of Community Grants will open on Monday, 7 July and close on Monday, 28 July, giving community groups and organisations three weeks to apply.

This round will again offer three funding categories with funds available for small grants.

  • General Community Grant – for grants up to $1,000 for equipment or $2,500 for other projects
  • Community Event Grant – for grants up to $5,000
  • Minor Capital Works Grant – for grants up to $5,000

Funds from the second round will be awarded to successful applicants from October.

Council’s Acting Community and Ecnomic Development Director, Antoinette Mitchell, encouraged all applicants to read the online Community Grant Information Kit before they begin an application.

“The Kit helps applicants know what they need to plan their projects and how to prepare for an application before they begin the process,” Ms Mitchell said.

“For example, applicants intending to submit a Minor Capital Works application must supply the written permission for their project from the land owner or manager.

“If their project is intended to be on property owned or managed by Council, the applicant must discuss their application with the Council before they submit their application.”

Grant applications can only be made using the online application form available from Council’s website at

Applications must be submitted completed and with necessary supporting documentation in order to be assessed.

Information Sessions

Two information sessions are also being held to help applicants understand application requirements, discuss their applications and have any questions answered.No bookings are required.

Information sessions will be held at:

  • Inverloch Community Hub, 16 A’Beckett St, Inverloch on Monday, 7 July 2014 from 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Kilcunda Hall, 3513 Bass Hwy, Kilcunda on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Assistance filling out the online application form and access to a computer is also available for applicants.

Bookings are required for these sessions held at the Wonthaggi Civic Centre, 76 McBride Avenue on Friday, 18 July 2014 from 10.30am to 12.30pm and on Wednesday, 23 July from 1.00pm until 3.00pm.

For enquires regarding the Community Grants Program, please contact Council’s Grants Officer on 1300BCOAST (226 278).