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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.
Outdoor Dining Infrastructure Program
Hospitality venues have shared feedback and ideas with us, and we have used this to create new opportunities for comfortable, creative and safe dining environments on City of Ballarat land. To do this, we have two packages to expand your outdoor dining opportunities. Businesses can apply for one or both. This is supported by funding provided by the Victorian Government's Local Councils Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package.
Supporting our businesses
The City of Ballarat is working with our local business community to ensure retailers and businesses not only survive this pandemic but thrive afterwards.
We recently adopted the Miners Rest Township Plan. The Township Plan was prepared following extensive community consultation and seeks to: Establish a long-term community vision for Miners Rest Develop a prioritised action plan Help authorities prioritise investment in Miners Rest Provide a sound basis for grant applications and lobbying for funding Identify potential Ballarat Planning Scheme land us...
What is the City of Ballarat doing in response to COVID-19?
Response and Recovery Pandemic 2020 Plan To protect the health of residents and staff, the City of Ballarat instigated its Response and Recovery Pandemic 2020 Plan for its staff, ratepayers, residents and the broader community to help combat COVID-19. Our primary focus is to ensure we have the best chance of avoiding the major impacts of COVID-19. Our key objectives: Contain the impact of the...
Supporting our tourism sector
Never before will Ballarat’s ‘visiting friends and relatives travel market’ be more relevant than when Victoria comes out of restrictions. That’s when our local residents will be encouraged to extend a lifeline to our tourism attractions in a show of solidarity and support.
Volunteer with us
Volunteering is very important in our community. You can join hundreds of local volunteers who regularly give their time and energy to help others. To view City of Ballarat volunteer opportunities, please visit our Current Vacancies page and under the Position Type, drop down to click on Volunteer. Become a Ballarat Ambassador Our Ballarat Ambassadors provide information on Ballarat to a large number of visitors each...
Field Air's big vision
In April 1963, armed with a big vision, the late Ray Mackay chose carefully when he started his agricultural aerial spraying and spreading company at Ballarat Airport.