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 benefits to Ballarat.

Grant recipients

Community Impact Grant Program

The Community Impact Grant Program encourages organisations to address community needs by being innovative and creative.


Who can apply:

Local, not-for-profit organisations who have their own bank account, ABN, are incorporated or have an auspicing organisation can apply.

In line with the revised Grants Policy, the Community Impact Grant Program is run in four rounds. 

For more information read the CIGP Grant Guidelines and Budget Sheet.

Tourism Event Grant Program

These grants are for projects, festivals, events or activities which advance and encourage increased visitation, participation and yield and / or contribute to the presentation or marketing of Ballarat as a tourism destination of choice.


Who can apply:

Organisers of tourism events and activities that meet the guidelines can apply.

Up to $20,000 can be allocated across four rounds (dependant on funding availability).

In line with the revised Grants Policy, the Tourism Events Grant Program is run in four rounds.

For more information, read the TEGP Grant Guidelines.

We recommend contacting our Events team on 5320 5500 or to discuss your proposal and how we may be able to assist your event planning.


Grant Information and Frequently Asked Questions

External Funding

If you are looking for more funding opportunities, check out these external funding opportunities that may apply to your event.

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

Regional Events Fund

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants (Stream 1)