The new Grants Policy replaces the previous ad hoc sponsorship and funding arrangements.

This policy provides a more 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.

The following grants are available under the Grants Policy.


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 conderisations, assement critieria, and conditions of applications.

The application form is currently undergoing maintenance, we thank you for patience. Please re-visit again soon or to speak with a member of the City of Ballarat Community Events team please contact 5320 5500.  

Note: Grant submissions must be received at least 3 months prior to the event being held to allow adequate time for the review and decision making processes.


Community Impact Grants Program

Up to $10,000 for projects that develop partnerships with the community and provide sustainable opportunities for participants and/or projects where the grant money assists in either the implementation of projects, events, activities, or in funding non-fixed capital items and equipment. This grants program is open in four rounds, with programs to be placed on hold when funds are fully allocated. Round 4 of the 2017/2018 Community Impact Grant Program will open on 1 April, closing at 5.00pm on the 30 April. Please see the Grant Guidelines, Budget Information Sheet and complete the Online Grant Application. Recipients will be listed on the CIGP Recipients page.

Applicants are urged to ensure their applications meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the grant guidelines.


More details on the remaining grants programs to come soon.