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Community Funding Programs

Community Development Fund

Local community clubs and organisations can apply for funding under Council’s Community Development Fund.

The fund is to assist local clubs and organisations in developing and providing sporting, recreational, cultural or environmental sustainability programs, projects, activities or events that will be completed by 30 June each year and based within Warrnambool city.

Council understands that the last month or two have been extremely challenging and disruptive for everyone, and in particular our local sporting and recreation clubs who have ceased operations due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Although there is still a level of uncertainty of how long these restrictions will be in place, Council is committed to assist our community during this difficult and anxious time. Our Stage 1 COVID-19 Response Plan has been designed to lessen the financial burden impacting our residents, businesses and sporting/community groups.
Council is still considering the 2020/21 funding round, opening dates and the program guidelines. Once the 2020/21 round has been determined, Council will provide a media release detailing the information.
Council will continue to monitor the range of support provided to help residents, businesses and sporting/community groups and will consider further measures over the remainder of the year and into next year. Keep up to date with Council’s overall response here


Assistance to individuals or groups participating in national or international events or activities

Warrnambool City Council accepts that participation in sport, recreation and community activities plays an integral part in the health and fulfilment of its residents and contributes to the development of social capital in the community.

Council offers limited assistance to individuals or groups participating in recognised national or international events.

  • The applicant/s has been selected to train in an official team/squad specifically chosen to represent Victoria/Australia at a national/international level.
  • The applicant/s has been selected to compete as an individual or team to represent Victoria/Australia at a national/international level.
  • The applicant/s has been selected to participate in an activity that has National or International significance.
  • The applicant/s has been selected to participate in training, development or competitive tours at an International level.

Council invites applications from individuals or groups based within the Warrnambool City municipal area to apply for assistance under this fund.

Please click HERE to apply


Warrnambool City Council
Phone: (03) 5559 4952
Fax: (03) 5559 4900
Email: recreation [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

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