Community Grants Program

Edward River Council’s operates an annual Community Grants Program which provides grants of up to $5,000 to not-for-profit community organisations, groups and associations for projects, equipment, events or exhibitions which contribute positively to the Edward River community.

Before submitting an Application(PDF, 405KB) for funding, applicants should read the Edward River Council Community Grants Funding Guidelines(PDF, 202KB) , which provides an overview of Council's Community Grants Program. This guide should be read alongside Council's Grants Policy(PDF, 126KB) and Grants Framework(PDF, 213KB) .

One of the primary objectives of the Community Grants Program is to assist Council in implementing the vision of our community as expresses in our Community Strategic Plan. For this reason, applicants need to specify how their project aligns with a Community Strategic Plan goal and strategy and Delivery Program activity.

Who can apply?

Applicants seeking funding through the Community Grants Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a not-for-profit community organisation, group or association;
  • Must be based in the Edward River Local Government Area (LGA) or have significant benefit for Edward River LGA residents;
  • Be able to demonstrate financial viability;
  • Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council;
  • Have adequate Public Liability Insurance and appropriate Work Health and Safety policies in accordance with the Funding Agreement;
  • Be able to demonstrate contribution to the Project for which funding is sought in the form of funds, services or in-kind support;
  • Be able to demonstrate how the Project for which funding is sought will deliver benefits to residents of the Edward River LGA; and
  • Ensure their application is submitted by the due date.

Further information on applicant requirements and eligibility is available in the Funding Guidelines.

Key Dates

The Community Grants Program opens each year in July. The following key dates apply for the 2022/23 program:

  • Applications open 9.00am Tuesday 12th July 2022
  • Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 23rd August 2022
  • Applicants notified of funding outcome October 2022


Key Documents

For more information on Council’s Community Grants Program, download the following documents:



For further information about Council's Community Grants Program, contact Council's Community and Economic Development team on (03) 5898 3000 or via email at