Community Grants



The grants program supports community and recreation infrastructure improvements, community programs and activities, local community and tourism projects that contribute to community strengthening and bring a wide range of social and economic returns across the Shire.

Grants from $500 up to $10,000 maximum.

Grants are provided on a matching dollar for dollar cash and/or in-kind basis.

Programs Guidelienes:

2023-2024 Colac Otway Shire Grants Program Guidelines (PDF)(PDF, 738KB)



Community Grants

Grants assist community groups to fund a broad range of community development projects, services, activities, equipment or new initiatives across Colac Otway Shire. 

These may address the following:

  • Environment
  • Arts & culture
  • Sport & recreation
  • Health & wellbeing, access, equity & inclusion
  • Strategic planning & training
  • Community placemaking, streetscape, open space infrastructure
  • Equipment
  • Facility upgrades


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Please ensure you have read the guidelines prior to submitting the application.