Community Grants

Community Grants Program

Community groups and organisation provide vital services and support to Alpine Shire residents. Alpine Shire Council is committed to supporting these valuable activities through the Community Grants Program.

The Community Grants Progam 2021-2022 is now open. Submissions close on 30 June 2021.

To download a copy of the guidelines click here and to submit an application click here. 

Funding for tourism events which provide opportunities for increased tourism in the region can be found on the Event Funding page.

Community Bushfire Recovery Event Funding Program

Community groups and organisations provide vital services and support to Alpine Shire residents. 

Supported by State Government bushfire funding, Alpine Shire Council is providing a funding opportunity to assist groups/individuals to contribute to the community recovery following the 2019-2020 bushfires.

Community Bushfire Recovery Event Funding Program 2020-2021

Applications are now closed.  

Supported by Australian and Victorian governments under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), the Community Bushfire Recovery (CBR) Event Funding Program supports activities and initiatives that bring bushfire affected communities together, build resilience and raise awareness of support services. 

CBR Event Funding is designed to support small community events that: 

  • Attract participation mostly from Alpine Shire, Falls Creek and Mount Hotham communities that are planned and managed in line with the Victorian Government's Public Event Framework to meet safety obligations and responsibilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • Create a sense of community
  • Encourage the community to get involved
  • Celebrate local culture and/or 
  • Contribute to wellbeing
  • Improve knowledge and awareness of bushfire recovery support services

The program is open to event organisers or community groups hosting events within the Alpine Shire between March 2021 and December 2021.

Projects Funded

Congratulations to the successful recipients of the local community grants.

Round One 

  • Voices of the Valley, Freeburgh Recreation and Public Hall Reserves Committee ($5,000)
  • Business Revitalisation Event, Bright and District Chamber of Commerce Inc. ($4,950)
  • Mount Beauty Running Festival, Kangaroo Hoppet Inc. ($4,500)
  • The Bright Fun Run, Bright Fun Run Committee ($5,000)

Round Two

  • Resilience Art Project, Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre Inc. ($2,385)
  • Bright Fire Brigade Awards and Commemoration, Bright Fire Brigade ($5,000)
  • Buffalo River Family Fun Day, Buffalo River CFA ($5,000)
  • Cam Walker, Victorian Backcountry Festival ($5,000)
  • Harrietville Survived 2020, Harrietville Community Forum ($5,000)
  • Coming out of the smoke RUOK, Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre ($2,000)
  • Welcome to Summer Family Night, Sunset Cocktail Night and Trivia Night, Mount Beauty United Cricket Club ($3,320)
  • 73rd Myrtleford and District Annual Show, Myrtleford Agricultural and Pastoral Show Society ($5,000)
  • Encore Myrtleford Summer Series, Myrtleford Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. ($5,000)
  • Wandi Cross 2021, Wandi Trail Runners Inc. ($2,000)

Contact Us

You can discuss your proposal with Alpine Shire Council's bushfire recovery team by calling 03 5755 0555 or emailing

Other community grants and resources

Grant Guru 

Grant Guru covers grants and funding sources for: Arts; Sport; Community Services; Environment; Community Infrastructure; Multicultural projects and much, much more

Bendigo Bank 

Bright Community Bank Branch and the Mount Beauty & District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank offers various forms of sponsorship and donations to community and sporting clubs, schools and groups in the local area.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) operate a number of grants programs to benefit Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities.

Grants Victoria 

Grants Victoria is a directory of Victorian Government grants and assistance applicable to individuals, businesses and communities.

Into Our Hands Foundation 

Into Our Hands Foundation was established after the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. It is a community foundation that invests in projects and initiatives aimed at building the capacity, strength, cohesiveness and wellbeing of the many smaller communities within the Shires of Alpine, Indigo and Wangaratta. Special emphasis is given to projects and initiatives within the communities of Barwidgee Creek, Bruarong, Dederang, Gundowring, Kancoona, Mudgegonga, Murmungee, Rosewhite, Running Creek and Stanley.

Our Community 

Our Community provides advice, tools, resources and training in relation to fundraising and grants for not-for-profit organisations and schools as well as businesses and individuals

Sport and Recreation Victoria 

Sport and Recreation Victoria provide a range of grants and funding to support sport and recreation in Victoria from local community clubs through to the elite level.

WAW Credit Union 

WAW support groups within our community either via financial sponsorship agreements or through contributions of goods and services. Additionally, WAW support regional programs that deliver positive educational, medical or safety outcomes to the community.

Business/Industry Grants and Funding

Regional Development Victoria

Regional Development Victoria (RDV) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria. RDV’s focus is on investment attraction, job creation, exports, creating stronger economies, communities and infrastructure to create a strong and growing regional and rural Victoria.

Grants Victoria 

Grants Victoria is a directory of Victorian Government grants and assistance applicable to individuals, businesses and communities.

Business Victoria 

If you are looking for financial support, advice, or education and training programs to help you improve your business, the Victorian Government can assist you through a range of funding and support services.’s programs are designed to help Australian businesses of all sizes and industries improve productivity and competitiveness, and create jobs.

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