Community grants

Indigo Shire Council’s 2013/2014 Community Grants Program

 Applications are now being invited under Council’s 2013/2014 Community Grants Program. The aim of the Program is to financially assist community organisations in meeting the needs of their communities.

Applications will be assessed under the following categories:

  • Community Grants – General
  • Community Grants – Arts & Cultural Initiatives
  • Community Grants – Youth Initiatives Grants

Potential applicants should contact Council to discuss the suitability of their proposed project prior to an application being submitted.

Scope of the 2013/2014 Program

As with previous years, it is anticipated that grants for successful applications will be in the order of about $200 up to a maximum of about $4,000.

 Successful applications in the past include projects for:

Purchase of chairs

Arts Sculpture

Purchase of water tank

Safety fencing

Family Fun Day

Costs to establish new committee

Skills development program

Boat Trailer for Rowing Club

Acoustic panels for hall

Linemarking netball court

However, all applications that meet the criteria in the guidelines will be considered under the Program.

Guidelines and Application Forms for the Program are available here:

At Council’s Customer Service Centres at Beechworth, Yackandandah, Rutherglen and Chiltern or by contacting Council on 1300 365 003

Applications for funding under the 2013/2014 Community Grants Program will open on Wednesday 1st May, 2013 and close at 5pm on Friday 7 June 2013.

For further information about the program please contact Chris Westwood, Team Leader Community Development, phone 02 6028 1145 or email

  The following grants were approved by Council at its meeting at Wahgunyah on 10 July, 2012.

General Community Grants

Barnawartha Playgroup Development of educational and interactive bike path $3,431
Beechworth Kindergarten Sun sail for Undercover Sandpit $2,000
Beechworth Memorial Hall CofM New trestle tables and trolley $1,500
Beechworth Night Netball Association Netball Umpire Clinic $500
Beechworth Swimming Club Replacement and purchase of equipment and subsidy for swimming attire $1,000
Bruarong Community Centre Bruarong Community Centre fencing project $2,000
Chiltern Playgroup Replace shade sail and paint cupboard $800
Coulston Park Security Lighting $1,000
Destination Rutherglen Community Assests (trailor) $1,000
Indigo Adult Riding Club Relace jumps cups to comply with OHS standards $1,000
Kiewa Sandy Creek Netball Club Shade shelter and training equipment $500
Kiewa Tangambalanga Lions Club Purchase motor mower for community projects $3,000
Osbornes Flat Community Hall Ongoing upgrade of facility - furniture stage $2,000
Rutherglen Apex Rutherglen Apex Family Day $1,000
Rutherglen Lake Rowing Club Boat trailer $3,000
Rutherglen Lions Club Storage cabinet replacement $2,000
Rutherglen Little Athletics Purchase mats & staff training $750
Rutherglen Park and Recreation Reserve CofM Uniform signage for Rutherglen Park and Recreation Reserve $600
School of Arts CofM Wahgunyah Historial photograph reproduction $135
Stanley Memorial Hall and Athenaeum CofM Hall and Athenaeum upgrades - curtains, chairs, PA $1,000
Stanley Primary School Playground resurfacing $2,000
Wahgunyah Racecourse and Rec Reserve CoM Recreation Vehicle short term parking facility $1,175
Wooragee Hall CofM Raised garden bed $2,000
Yackandandah Golf Club Installation of larger, more functional kitchen $2,000
Yackandandah Kindergarten Lighting the grounds of Yackandandah Kindergarten $800
Yackandandah Pistol Club Concrete path to toilet block $600
Yackandandah Riding Club Water tank to clubhouse $1,000
TOTAL $37,791

Arts And Culture

Arts Rutherglen Community Sculpture $1,000
Beechworth Country Women's Association Beechworth Secondary College 50th Anniversary photography exhibition $2,000
Chiltern Athenaeum Preservation and display of Amalgamated Miners Assoc Trade Union Banner $500
Chiltern Lions Amateur Players Juniors CLAP dressing and green room provision $1,200
Friends of the Stanley Athenaeum Facilitation of Historical and Family Research, and Collection Management $600
Rutherglen Historical Society Junior Creative Writing $900
Wahgunyah Progress Association Historic photographs $720
TOTAL $6,920

Youth Initiatives

Beechworth and District Hockey Club Blow-up hockey field mobilisation $289
Kiewa Tennis Club Tennis coaching for juniors $1,000
Stanley Rural Community Inc Community Projects Partnerships - BMX design $1,500
TOTAL $2,789

The total of all grants awarded is $47,500

Last updated: 12 June 2013