Greater Shepparton City Council – Community Grants Program

Greater Shepparton City Council offers a range of grants and funding each year to local residents, businesses and community groups. If you’re part of a community group or organisation and are passionate about enhancing our region’s life, Council’s grant programs could be your opportunity to turn ideas into actions!

Applications for the current round of the Community Grants Program open on Monday 24 July 2023 and close on Friday 1 September 2023. The grants open for applications are:

Access and Inclusion Grant

Community Matching Grant

Minor and Major Events Grant

Our Sporting Future Grant

Small Town Festive Decorations Grant

The grants program is aligned with the objectives of the Greater Shepparton Council Plan, to support established and emerging communities through activities, programs and events that contribute to community strengthening and bring a wide range of social and economic returns to the municipality.

For more information on the Community Grants Program, visit

Greater Shepparton Foundation – Small Grants

This form is to apply for funding from Greater Shepparton Foundation for grants up to $10,000.

Greater Shepparton Foundation is seeking to support small grass roots projects that deliver big impact for our community!

Applications Open – Monday, July 3 at 9am
Application Close – Friday, July 28 at 5pm

Greater Shepparton Foundation invites local not for profit organisations to apply for funds to support projects that address an immediate or unmet need which, importantly, aligns with the Foundation’s vision of inclusive, interconnected communities where everybody has an equal opportunity to participate.

This year in response to community needs the amount of funding available per eligible project has been doubled and two additional focus areas have been added. Now, local not for profit organisations delivering projects in Greater Shepparton will be able to apply for a grant for projects that assist in the following areas –

· Parenting and Early Education
· Social Inclusion
· Housing
· Safe Families
· Employment
· Economic Engagement
· Aging well
· Flood Recovery
· Cost of Living Crisis

For more information on the Grants or to complete the application, visit

NAB Foundation Community Grants

More Australian communities are being impacted by natural disasters as our climate changes. NAB Foundation Community Grants fund local projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters. 

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for community-led projects that fall under one or more of the following categories: readiness, recovery and future-proofing.

Readiness: Helping communities (people, environments and infrastructure) prepare for natural disasters.
Recover: Helping communities, landscapes and fauna rebuild and rehabilitate after natural disasters.
Future-proofing: Reducing the risk of future natural disasters by cutting a community’s carbon emissions.

How the funding works: A total of $1 million in grants is available across two grant award rounds each year.

There are two funding types:

  • Community Grants of up to $10,000, from a total pool of $1 million.
  • Impact grants, from a total funding pool of $200,000 for recipients of Community Grants where the project intends to have long-term social or environmental impact. This funding aims to support grantees to replicate their project in other areas, scale it or measure the impact. Applications can’t be submitted for impact grants only.

You can apply for a minimum of $1,000 and  maximum of $10,000 in funding. Grants will be proportionate to the actual cost of a project, program or initiative.    
Applications are divided according to their relevant geographies and assessed by the NAB Foundation team as well as NAB leaders in relevant regions. A grant will be based on its own merit, and final amounts will depend on the nature and needs of the successful applicants.

The following groups can apply for a grant to support a project, program or initiative: 

  • Australian charities
  • Social enterprises
  • Community organisations with a charitable purpose
  • Local government or government-funded facilities (such as a school or childcare centre) seeking funding for a program that furthers charitable purpose.

For more information about the NAB Foundation Community Grants, including eligibility criteria and information about how to apply, head to: