Information nights to help make grant application process easier

Published on 22 January 2020


Council will hold two events later this month to help local groups, individuals or organisations planning to apply for funding under the next round of our grants program.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be available through the next round, which opens in February in the following categories:

  • Arts Development (up to $2000)
  • Events Funding and Support  (up to $50,000)
  • Recreation Development (up to $3000)
  • Recreation Facilities Upgrade (up to $15,000)
  • Community Partnerships (up to $10,000 per year over three years).

An information night will be held on Wednesday 29 January at Council’s Deakin Avenue Committee Room to provide more detail about the grant application process.

Mildura Mayor Simon Clemence said the night would be a chance to talk directly to the Council staff who manage each grant category.

“Whether it’s a query about the application process, the suitability of a specific project, or just a chat about what could be possible through our grants program, this is a golden opportunity to find out everything you need to know,” Cr Clemence said.

A second event will be held the following night, Thursday 30 January, providing more in depth information on Events Funding and Support Grants.

Topics will include:

  • official launch of the grant round
  • launch of the Events Toolkit
  • tourism, marketing and events promotion update from Mildura Regional Development
  • sponsorship
  • application-writing tips
  • one-stop-shop concierge approach for events

This event will run from 5.30pm to 7pm at Stefano’s Café. To RSVP email

Council’s grants program aims to help local not-for-profit organisations and clubs achieve outcomes in-line with the Council and Community Plan 2017-2021, while improving outcomes for users of the clubs and services provided by local groups.

The next round opens on Monday 3 February, with applications due by Monday 16 March.

For more information about each grant category ahead of the information night contact the following Council staff by calling (03) 5018 8100:

Arts Development
Antonette Zema

Recreation Development/Recreation Facilities Upgrade
Sue O’Brien

Events Funding and Support
Michelle Nicholas

Community Partnerships
Connie DeMaria


General inquiries and RSVPs for the information night should be sent through to the Community Administration Team on (03) 5018 8100, or


Media enquiries 
Ben Piscioneri
p) (03) 5018 8689 



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