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.

2022-2023 Successful Community Grants

At the Council meeting held on 26 April 2022, Councillors approved the list of successful community grant applications for 2022/2023.

See successful Community Grants for 2022-2023(PDF, 473KB)

Thank you to all groups who submitted applications.  There was a total of 84 applications received requesting grants of $290,383. The successful applications received total grant funding of $210,211

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

Successful applicants can claim their grant allocation from 1 July 2022.  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 2022.

Grants of $1,000 or more require the following documentation to be 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 note all donations must be claimed prior to 30 June 2023

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

Completion Reports

In accordance with the Community Development Grant Guidelines, all successful applicants are required to complete a Community Grants Project Report upon completion of their project.  This should be returned to Council as soon as possible following the completion of your project or with your claim for payment.

You can download a Completion Report Template(PDF, 526KB) or complete an online form