Community Development Grants Program

Mayor Robyn Gulline with Remo Luciani from the Wimmera Kart Racing Club

The HRCC Community Development Grants Program allocates funding to enhance and support the many different not-for-profit community groups in the HRCC municipality.

2023-2024 Successful Community Grants

At the Council meeting held on 24 April 2023, Councillors approved the list of successful community grant applications for 2023/2024. 

See successful Community Grants for 2023-2024(PDF, 525KB)

Thank you to all groups who submitted applications.  There was a total of 80 applications received requesting grants of $335,277

 The successful applications received total grant funding of $226,201.

Grant applicants (both successful and unsuccessful) will be formally notified of outcomes in May.

Successful applicants can claim their grant allocation from 1 July 2023.  Please refer below for information about claiming your grant.

Please note that if your project/event is impacted by COVID-19 and you need to cancel, change or postpone your project, please contact Susan Surridge Co-ordinator Community Relations and Advocacy on 53829776

How to claim a successful grant allocation

Grants of less than $1,000 will be automatically paid to the grant recipient in October 2023.

Grants of $1,000 or more require a Completion Report with the following documentation attached and forwarded to Council:

  • Substantiation of your group’s expenditure on the project in accordance with the grant application (for example, a copy of a supplier’s invoice to your organisation)
  • An invoice from your organisation to Horsham Rural City Council requesting payment of the grant.  Your organisation’s invoice should not include GST as the contribution is considered a donation under GST law

Please submit the Completion Report online here:

Paper copies are available from the Civic Centre, Roberts Avenue Horsham. A Word version is also available to download below.

If you have any queries regarding payment of your grant, please contact Karen Maybery, Coordinator General Accounting Unit, on 53829733 or

Please note all donations must be claimed prior to 30 June 2024