About Council Grants Funding

About Community Action Grants | About Business Assistance Grants

The Hindmarsh Shire Council provides community groups and small businesses the opportunity to work collaboratively with Council to make our shire a better place to live and work.

For general enquiries or if you would like to discuss a particular project or for further information please contact our Community Development Officer by phoning 03 5391 4444 or via email grants@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.


COVID-19 Community Connection Grants

Applications Closed.

Hindmarsh Shire Council has received funding through the Victorian Government’s Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) initiative. The Community Connection Grants will provide funding to our not-for-profit and/or incorporated community groups and organisations.

This one off funding has been established to support community groups and organisations to increase social connection through one off initiatives, subsidised memberships, and reopening activities to showcase the community group / organisation.

Applications for the Community Connection Grants Program is now open and closes 12 noon on Friday 7 May 2021.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit an application by completing the application form below. You will be asked to:

  • Provide details of the activity / event and how it will support and increase community connection, social inclusion and access for residents of Hindmarsh Shire Council, particularly
    for vulnerable and socially isolated residents.
  • Outline how the activity / event will support and increase equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • How the activity / event addresses a need caused by the direct impact of the COVID-19
    pandemic.
  • Outline your budget and expenses that the funding will be used for, and
  • Provide intended dates and number of people you intend to engage.

Applications will be assessed against the criteria outlined and should be submitted to grants@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au by Friday 7 May 2021.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED


Community Action Grants

Council offers project funding to not-for-profit community groups through our Community Action Grants program. Traditionally, these grants have helped to support the delivery of projects by the community for the community.

Round Two opens Monday January 18 and is aimed at assisting community groups across four categories:

Community Assistance

Council’s financial contributions to small scale projects allow community groups and organisations to focus and utilise their own funds for larger, strategic projects such as refurbishment of facilities, volunteer training, retention and development.
Through the Community Assistance Program, grants of up to $1,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups and organisations to assist with worthwhile projects that do not fit under the Event Sponsorship, Minor Facility Upgrades or Small Equipment categories of the Community Action Grants program.

Events Sponsorship

The Events Sponsorship category of the Community Action Grants is designed to assist community organisations to promote:
1. Social connectedness amongst community members within Hindmarsh Shire and
2. The Hindmarsh region as an “Event Destination” for visitors.
Event sponsorship grants offer grants of up to $500 to assist with events within Hindmarsh Shire which demonstrate social and economic benefit to the Hindmarsh community.
For larger events with a regional impact, Council may allocate an increased sponsorship amount. To be eligible applications must provide evidence of the events social and economic impact to the Hindmarsh community.

Minor Facility Upgrades

Under the Minor Facilities Upgrade Program, grants of up to $2,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups and organisation’s to assist in the costs of upgrading community facilities such as, but not limited to:
 Improving accesses;
 Installation of heating and cooling
 Minor internal and external upgrades

Small Equipment

Small Equipment Grants of up to $1,000 are available to non-for-profit organisations to assist in the cost of purchasing small equipment items. In the past grants have been utilised in the purchase of items such as, but not limited to:
 Garden equipment and tools;
 Appliances and whitegoods;
 Computers and electronic items;
 Sports equipment.

Community Action Application Deadlines

Category

Round 1

Closing Date

Round 2 Closing Date

Community Assistance

Closed

Closed

Minor Facility Upgrade

Closed

Closed

Event Sponsorship

Closed

Closed

Small Equipment

Closed

Closed

Council Meeting Date November 2020 March 2021


See 'How to Apply' for further information.


Business Assistance Grants

The Hindmarsh Shire Council Business Assistance Grants Program was established in 2016 to generate new employment opportunities, support existing businesses to grow and attract new business to Hindmarsh Shire.

Round Two opens Monday 18th January and is categorised into two key areas:

Business Development

This grant supports the establishment of new and innovative businesses that increase the diversity of the Shire’s business community and provide the potential for local residents to start new businesses.

  • Will assist existing small business growth and attract new businesses to the shire
  • Expansion from home business base to commercial premises
  • Relocation of businesses from other Municipalities into Hindmarsh Shire
  • Up-skilling existing employees
  • Small business mentoring
  • Creation / update of business planning documents (business plan, marketing plan and succession plan etc.)

Streetscapes

This grant is open to existing business to improve the exterior façade of their building (must have property owner approval)
Includes:

  • Painting, signage, cleaning, removal and replacement of cladding/awnings, repair or replacement of façade structures
  • Access works to reduce entrance barriers
  • Removal of steps
  • Installation of handrails

Business Assistance Application Deadlines

Category

Round 1

Closing Date

Round 2

Closing Date

Round 3

Closing Date

Business Development

Closed

Closed

Wednesday, 21st April 2021

5.00pm

Street Scapes

Closed

Closed

Wednesday, 21st April 2021

5.00pm

Council Meeting Date November 2020 March 2021 May 2021


See 'How to Apply' for further information.


COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE

With easing of restrictions, Hindmarsh Shire Libraries and Customer Service Centres have reopened to members of public as of Wednesday 28 July 2021.

Density limits apply for these buildings, so please check door signage before entering.

Please abide by State Government COVID-19 requirements by checking in via the QR code at each location when entering and by wearing a face mask at all time.

Let's keep each other safe by following the current COVID restrictions.

Updated 28/07/2021