Community Grants Information

Eligibility is determined based on a set of criteria

Grants of up to $5000 (GST Inc.) are available to eligible applicants to support a wide range of community group or activities that benefit the communities surrounding the mine at Fosterville. The aim of these grants is to support projects that provide specific sustainable outcomes which have long lasting benefit/s to the wider community

  • Arts/Education
  • Environment
  • Recreation
  • Community Development
  • Individuals
  • Political organisations or campaigns
  • Projects which, in the opinion of the administrators/company, are the responsibility of Federal, State or Local Government
  • Organisations who have previously received grant funding but have not properly acquitted the previous funding agreement
  • Appeals on behalf of auxillaries or foundations undertaking capital appeals of a general nature
  • Applications submitted after the closing date
  • Projects that are for commercial benefit
  • Retrospective activities or events (activities or events that have already occurred)
  • Projects must provide benefit to a significant number of community members
  • Applicants must detail how the project will be funded and delivered
  • Organisations must obtain all planning and/or building permits and any other authorisations including public liability insurance associated with the project
  • The project must be completed within one calender year
  • Organisations must agree to expend grant monies only in accordance with the successful grant project application
  • The project must be based within the local community
  • A detailed budget and schedule of works must be submitted within the application. This should include all quotes
  • The project must demonstrate forward planning, be well organised, and include ongoing support from the group
  • Any unspent grant must be returned to the program at the end of the grant period unless prior approval has been sought. Offer of grant by the program in no way implies any ongoing funding commitment or obligation
  • No information will be divulged regarding progress of applications prior to grant announcements
  • The administrators and/or company personnel will be entitled to view a grant project at any time
  • Environnment projects must consider the current regulations of relevant land managers and government authorities when preparing an application