2009 Victorian Bushfires Commemoration grants


The Victorian Government has announced a grants program to help community groups and councils across Victoria undertake commemorative events and community development activities, for the 10 year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.  


Funding for commemoration events or activities will be available to communities and councils across Victoria.

Community development funding is available for new or existing community groups in affected communities within the 21 local government areas impacted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires. These events or activities may be general community development activities and do not require a direct connection to the 10 year anniversary.

Applications from outside the impacted 21 local government areas that have strong merit will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

The 21 impacted local government areas are

  1. Alpine Shire Council
  2. Baw Baw Shire Council
  3. Cardinia Shire Council
  4. City of Casey
  5. Corangamite Shire
  6. City of Greater Bendigo
  7. Hepburn Shire Council
  8. Horsham Rural City Council
  9. Indigo Shire Council
  10. Latrobe City Council
  11. Macedon Ranges Shire Council
  12. Mitchell Shire Council
  13. Mount Alexander Shire Council
  14. Murrindindi Shire Council
  15. Nillumbik Shire Council
  16. Shire of South Gippsland
  17. Southern Grampians Shire Council
  18. Rural City of Wangaratta
  19. Wellington Shire Council
  20. Whittlesea Council
  21. Yarra Ranges Council

See the funding guidelines below for details 

Grant value

Grants of up to $5,000 (GST-free) are available 

To apply

Read the funding guidelines below

Complete the application form below and email to grants@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Applications close 5pm, 8 October 2018

For information contact 9433 3111

Grant writing workshops

Help strengthen your grant writing skills by developing an understanding of what grant holders are looking for and how to best 'sell' your project. This is a free event but bookings are essential. 

Thursday, 11 October 10am - 1pm
Living & Learning Nillumbik
739 Main Road, Eltham
Monday, 15 October 6pm - 9pm
Living & Learning Nillumbik
119 Cowin Street, Diamond Creek  

Book here