Indigo Shire’s annual grants program now open

Published on 05 June 2019


Applications are now open for Indigo Shire’s annual grants program, with more than $130,000 available across three streams – Community Grants, Tourism Events Grants, and Community Facility Energy Upgrade Grants.

The Community Grants program includes $47,500 for general and arts and culture projects as well as $2500 for youth initiatives.

The Tourism Events grants will offer a total pool of $62,000 which includes $26,000 in financial support and $36,000 in logistics support.

The Community Facility Energy Upgrade Grant will provide $20,000 to community groups for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Indigo Shire Mayor Bernard Gaffney said that the grants program aims to support a wide range of projects and initiatives that make Indigo Shire a great place to live, work and visit.

“From arts and culture, youth initiatives, tourism and events, and sustainability these grants support our community to deliver a variety of projects that benefit Indigo Shire and its residents.

“We encourage all eligible community groups to apply. In previous years we have seen some fantastic events and projects come to fruition through our grants program, and we look forward to seeing many more in 2019/20,” Cr Gaffney said.  

Drop-in sessions will be held throughout June for applicants to discuss the grants and their project idea:

Beechworth Memorial Hall Supper Room
Tuesday 11 June, 2-3.30pm
 Yackandandah Senior Citizens Centre
Tuesday 11 June, 4.30-6pm
 Chiltern Memorial Hall Foyer
Wednesday 12 June, 1.30-3pm
 Rutherglen Library
Wednesday 12 June, 3.30-5pm
 Kiewa-Tangambalanga Library Bus at Coulston Park

Thursday 13 June, 10-11.30am


Applications open on Wednesday 5 June and close at 5pm on Friday 19 July 2019.

All grants are subject to the adoption of the 2019/20 Council Budget on 25 June 2019.