Tiny Towns Grant Program

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The Victorian Government has launched a new grant program to support local projects in the state’s smallest communities.

The Tiny Towns Fund aims to enhance the quality of life and attract more visitors to towns and communities with a population of up to 5,000 people.

The fund offers grants between $5,000 and $50,000 to deliver infrastructure, facilities, and capability-building projects for our small communities.

The fund is open to applications from incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and Councils.

The first round of the fund opened on Monday, 27 November and will close in February 2024, with further rounds to open from next year.

For more information and to apply for the fund, visit the Regional Development Victoria website or call 1800 878 969.


Community groups who have a project or activity that involves Council owned land or Crown Land managed by Council will need to have the application auspiced by Council. 

The Tiny Town Fund Guidelines also state that Community groups who are not incorporated will need to be auspiced by Council.

If you need Council to auspice your organisation for this grant opportunity, the first step to contact the nominated council staff member who will be able to provide advice on the Tiny Town Fund application process and how to lodge an Expression of Interest by Friday 22 December 2023:

  • Mandy Kirsop – Co-ordinator Recreation and Open Space – 0408 826 727
  • Annie Mintern – Co-ordinator Investment and Business Development – 0418 648 815