Sustainable Community Grants Program

The 2020 Sustainable Community Grants have now opened and are receiving applications during July.

The total funds available for the Ararat Wind Farm Sustainable Grants Program 2020 is $65,000.00 shared across three municipalities of Ararat Rural City, Northern Grampians Shire and Pyrenees Shire. Eligible community groups will be able to apply for up to $5,000 for their project or up to $10,000 with matching dollars for larger projects.

Applications are open from Wednesday 1 July 2020 and will close at 5pm on Friday 31 July 2020 (applications to be received at Ararat Rural City Council Offices). Late applications will not be considered. Successful grant recipients to be announced in late August 2020 after all applications are assessed.

Please visit Ararat Wind Farm Sustainable Grants Program 2020 for further information and application forms.


The successful recipients for 2019 were:

Ararat Basketball AssociationMoveable Scoring Bench
Ararat LiveEquipment Replacement
Ararat Men’s ShedReplacement of Table Saw – Sure Stop Saw
Ararat Neighbourhood HouseComfortable Ambience – Delete the Heat project
Ararat Show Society Inc.Providing a Safe Work Space
Ararat Tennis ClubLights on the East Courts
Ararat VRI Bowls ClubClub Uniforms
Buangor Community Sports CentreBBQ upgrade
Elmhurst Development Group/MarketSeating and Shade Project
Pyrenees Ranges Pleasure Drivers Inc.Toys for Ponies
St Arnaud Citizens BandBand Hall Refurbishment – Electrical upgrade
Stuart Mill Progress AssociationTables and seating and outdoor community area
Paradise Hall CommitteeKitchen Restoration
Community Association Halls GapGrampians Flora Botanic Gardens Equipment Purchase
Country Women’s Association – Landsborough BranchPyrenees Project defibrillator
Raglan Hall & Recreation ReserveReplace windows 2 and 3
Beaufort RSLUpgrade to kitchen appliances