Community Grants


City of Ballarat is committed to supporting our vibrant local community through the Community Impact Grant Program (CIGP). 

The grant program encourages organisations to be innovative, creative and address needs within the community. The grant program links to the outcomes and key priorities in the Council Plan, and in particular: 

  • Increasing community connectedness
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Celebrating arts and culture
  • Developing resilient and adaptive communities

For more information, please download the Funding Guidelines and Fact Sheet.

We recommend that you read the guidelines to make sure your organisation is eligible and that you know what supporting doucments are required as part of an application for grant funding.


Community Grants applications are now closed.

2016/17 RecipientsTop of document.

More than $125,000 was granted to local not-for-profit community groups in the first two rounds of the City of Ballarat 2016/2017 Community Impact Grants program.

Round One Recipients


Project Title


University of the Third Age

Community Music for Wellbeing


Ballarat & District Drug Action Partnership

Ballarat Drug Forum


Buninyong Men's Shed

Extension to Existing Shed


Upper Mount Emu Creek Landcare Network

Tools for Tree Planting Trailer


Ballarat Down Syndrome Support Group

Down Syndrome Family Fun Day and Market


Bobcats Hockey Club

Additional Women's Teams


Ballarat Little Athletics

Safety 2 Way Radios


Ballarat Masters Football Club

Renewal of Club Jumpers & 25th Anniversary Polo Tops


Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society

Picnic Table Seating


St John Ambulance Australia (VIC)

Essential 4WD Training Courses for St John Ballarat Volunteers


Ballarat Wholefoods Collective

New Storage for Ballarat Wholefoods Collective


Southern Cross Kid's Camps

Building Resilience in Ballarat Kids


Buninyong Bowling Club

Coaching the Future


Ballarat Community Garden

Secure Storage Shed


Fishcare Central Highlands

Central Highlands Sustainable Fishing Education


SMS Community

Ballarat Indian Film Festival


Forest Rangers Soccer Club

50th Anniversary


Ballarat East Community Men's Shed

Defibrillator Battery Replacement


Punctum Inc

A Big Walk to Golden Mountain




Round Two Recipients


Project Title


Brown Hill Progress Association

Community PA System


Redan Football Netball Club

Western Oval Kitchen Refurbishment


Ballarat Apron Festival

Ballarat Apron Festival 2017


Ballarat Baha'i Community

Soul Food Ballarat


Ballarat North Bowling Club

Irrigation System for Green


Ballarat & District Croquet Association

Victorian Country Regional Croquet Championships


Learmonth Bowling Club

Kitchen Refrigerator Replacement


Berry Street

Meet, Make and Master


Islamic Society of Ballarat

Kids Mosque Library


Eureka Community Kindergarten Association

Sebastopol West Family Fun Day


WRISC Family Violence Support

Children's Art Studio


Central Highlands Hoarding & Squalor Network

Birdcage Thursdays


Filipino Australian Association of Ballarat

FAABI IT Equipment


Wozzles Wearhouse (CAFS Ballarat)

Laundry Equipment Update


Ballarat Volleyball Association

Volleyball Ballarat Skins Tournament


Golden City Paddle Steamer

More Seating Capacity


Ballarat City Rowing Club

Junior Rowing Oar Grips


Ballarat Eureka Strikers

Equipment and Facility Upgrades


Friends of Ballarat Eventing

Marcus Oldham Ballarat International Horse Trials


Ballarat East Community Men’s Shed

Kitchen and Water Supply Upgrade


Buninyong Good Life Festival

Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Western Croquet Club

Safer Pathway


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