Community Grants


Community Grants support improvements to community and recreation infrastructure, programs, activities, local community and tourism projects that contribute to strengthening our community and bring a wide range of social and economic returns across the Shire.

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

Grants require a matching dollar for dollar cash and/or in-kind contribution. 

Community Grants

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

These projects may relate to:

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

Guidelines and the link To Apply for 2025/26 Grants Program will be available when the next round opens (expected to be March 2025)