Grants regularly available in the Wimmera

Who What How Much? When
Victorian Fisheries Authority Small Grants Program


Up to 5k for Recreational fishing projects which benefit public recreational fishing in Victoria


Up to $5000 Ongoing
Business Adaptation grants program – Ag Vic


Support to eligible businesses to support agriculture, food processing and critical food supply chain businesses in rural, regional and outer metropolitan areas in Victoria, to meet their labour and operational needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Individual grants between $10,000 – 300,000 Ongoing
Andrews Foundation


The Trust supports selective projects for assisting in dealing with environmental needs and problems. These needs include rehabilitation of land and monitoring of land at risk. The usual limit for such a Grant is $10,000.00. $10,000 Ongoing
Department of Human Services Farm Household allowance


A payment for farming families in financial hardship Several funding streams of varying amounts Ongoing
Design2Thrive Business Transformation Program – Creative Victoria


Design2Thrive is a revolutionary Victorian Government initiative for Victorian businesses and Not-For-Profit organisations that are keen to drive profitable and sustainable growth. An interactive 12 month immersion in design-led thinking across strategy, culture, marketing and product design, Design2Thrive uses world’s best practice to educate and empower owners, senior managers and teams to realise their vision, aspirations and successfully achieve their company’s full potential.


Up to $45,000 directed to not for profits in the form of assistance Ongoing
The Ross Trust – Biodiversity Conservation Smart Grants


Up to 40k per year for up to 3 years


Australian Communities Foundation


Australian Communities Foundation is a community of giving, powered by a courageous ambition: a fairer and more sustainable Australia. As a broker of change, we connect those who can give with the people and organisations leading the way. Approx $2000-$15,000 Ongoing
Roddenberry Foundation


Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500–$15,000 to anyone, anywhere in the world who has an early-stage idea or project that addresses pressing global challenges.

$2500 – $15,000 Ongoing rounds
Normal Wettenhall Foundation – Small environment grants


Support projects making positive difference to natural environment 1-10K


Sheargold Foundation


Aims to identify charities that align with their purpose to work together and deliver real change. Undisclosed Ongoing
DELWP Vic – Solar for business program



From May 2021, Solar for Business rebates will cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of a rooftop solar system with small businesses eligible for a rebate of up to $3,500.


$3,5000 Rebates available over the next 3 years.
Sustainability Victoria – Small Business energy saver program


The Small Business Energy Saver Program provides a bonus for small businesses, discounting the cost to upgrade to more energy-efficient equipment.

Energy-efficient equipment can save your business on running costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


$2,000 ongoing
CSIRO Kickstart funding


Helps Australian start-ups and SME access dollar matched funding to undertake R&D activities with CSIRO $10,000 to $50,000 Ongoing
Mazda Foundation Grants


Fund projects on a range of objectives including assistance towards the maintenance & improvement of the natural environment Undisclosed Ongoing

Any Project Notification received by the Foundation will be considered at the Foundation’s Board meetings held in April and October. As such Project Notifications must be submitted for notification by 31 March and 30 September. The Foundation’s Board meets approximately four times per year, and accordingly a period of some months may elapse between lodgement of a Project Notification and it being selected for funding.

Regional Renewable Energy Agency

Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program


Aims to improve the resilience and reliability of power supply for regional and remote communities $250,000 – $5,000,000 Ongoing
Sustainable Finance mechanism – repayable grants – Sustainability Victoria


Fund aims to enable applicants to secure a low interest rate loan for implementation ready, community renewable energy projects. $50,000 + Ongoing
Zero Emissions Vehicle Subsidy


The Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Subsidy reduces the upfront cost of a new zero emissions vehicle to get more Victorians driving the future of transport sooner. $3000 ongoing
June Canavan Foundation


Supports projects that create sustainable outcomes & allow people to help themselves in accordance with the principle of ‘a hand up, not a hand out. One of the focus areas is conservation No set grants size

Small grants & donations generally $1000 – $20,000

Large grants generally $20,00 – $50,000

Favourable consideration given to multi year proposals

Purves Environmental fund Grants available to support species loss from habitat destruction, landscape & water management and/or climate change solutions Up to $50,000 Applications year round. Board meets 4 times a year to progress projects past the EOI process.
Northern Grampians Shire Council – Minor Grants Program


Support one-off quick to implement projects/initiatives by community groups and organisations within the Northern Grampians Shire.   $1,000 Open throughout the year, until all funds expended.
Northern Grampians Shire Council – Community Events Grants


Council is committed to supporting community groups to provide opportunities for participation, social connection, and celebration for smaller community events of up to around 500 people.  Up to $3,000 Open throughout the year, until all funds expended.
Northern Grampians Shire Council

Sponsorship and Contributions program

Council is committed to supporting initiatives that enable community groups and organisations to provide opportunities for growth, sustainability, economic benefit, and encourage community participation within the Northern Grampians Shire.   Up to $3,000 Open throughout the year, until all funds expended.
Rural Aid Australia – One-off community assistance – primary producers


Provides critical support including water, hay, financial and counselling assistance to help farmers who endure drought, flood, fire or natural disaster n/a On going
Wettenhall Environment Trust – Small Environment Grants


Providing support for people undertaking projects the will make a positive difference to the natural living environment in land, sea or air, rural or urban. Supports grass roots organisations & individuals & academics who are working with on-ground community groups. $1,000 – $10,000 On going
Westpac Foundation – Skilled Volunteer Network opportunity


Westpac skilled volunteer network are inviting NFP organisations look for an extra pair of hands to get in touch


n/a ongoing