Grants

 

The Grants Policy provides a consistent, streamlined approach for community groups and organisations seeking funding for programs, events, products and services that bring a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits to Ballarat.

 

Business Events and Festivals Program

Up to $10,000 for events, festivals and awards which advance and encourage the participation of Ballarat-based businesses in the development of a stronger local economy. Applications will be taken from not-for-profit organisations or peak bodies. For profit events and festivals are not eligible.

View the Business Events and Festivals grant guidelines and submit an application online.

 

 

Business Grants Program

The program encourages and assists businesses to establish and/or expand in the municipality through offsetting of costs incurred as a result of the new development or expansion. The grant for this category is based on a stringent Economic Benefit Test. 

 

 

Community Impact Grants Program

The program encourages organisations to address community needs by being innovative and creative. Up to $10,000 is available to projects across four rounds.

See a list of Previous Recipients and read the Grant Guidelines and Budget Sheet.

Round 2 is now open. Submit an application online.

 

 

Social Enterprise Grants Program

The program encourages and assists social enterprises to establish and/or expand in the municipality through offsetting of costs incurred as a result of the new development or expansion. The grant for this category is based on a stringent Economic Benefit Test.

View the Social enterprise grant guidelines and submit an application online.

 

 

Tourism Events Grants Program

Up to $25,000 for projects, festivals, events or activities that advance and encourage increased visitation, participation and yield and/or contribute to the presentation or marketing of Ballarat as a tourism destination of choice.

The Tourism Grant Guidelines outlines the considerations, assessment criteria, and conditions of applications.

Applicants are urged to ensure proposal’s meet the eligibility criteria before commencing an application. We recommend contacting the Community Events Unit to discuss your proposal in more detail. To speak with a member of the team please contact City of Ballarat’s Customer Service Unit on 5320 5500 or email tegp@ballarat.vic.gov.au.

Eligible proposals can access the online application form.

Note: The application process, from submission to final outcome, may take up to three months. At minimum applications must be received at least 3 months prior to the event being held to allow adequate time for the review and decision making processes, however earlier submissions are strongly encouraged.