For further information, please contact Lynda Connell, Senior Community Development Officer, Central Highlands Regional Council

T: 1300 242 686 or E:

Sport and Recreation

  • Debbie Hall, Adviser for Central Region with the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (Sport and Recreation Services), T: 4982 1510 or email

Art and Culture

  • Karen Newman, Arts & Cultural Officer, Central Highland’s Regional Council. Phone 1300 242 686, mobile 0427 450 013 or email

For business support contact CHDC’s Business Development Officer.

Grant help

Not-for-Profit Community Grants

A list of current funding opportunities is available here. This information is available so not-for-profit organisations can check regularly to see if there are any programs to suit upcoming projects.

There are various funding programs available for not-for-profit organisations in the areas of:

  • Education
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Art and Culture
  • Environment
  • Community
  • Health and Wellbeing

Guides and Tutorials

Below is a suite of resources that has been compiled for community organisations with information and tips to support funding application development.

Project Funding Proposal Template – This tool allows you to list all information in one place, as you prepare funding applications. It includes an explanation of the type of information required in each section of the form. As it is a word document, you are able to change the layout etc to what best suits your organisation.

What makes a great letter of support – Outlines what information needs to be included in a letter of support. You may need to obtain a couple of letters of support for your application, depending on the requirements of the respective guidelines.

Useful Links for NFP’s – A collation of various websites where you can obtain information to assist with grant writing. It includes websites where you can search for grants, find statistical information to support funding applications, learn strategies to obtain sponsorship and other useful resources for your organisation.

Steps to Identify Suitable Funding for Your Project – This is a guide to help you identify funding that suits both your project and your organisation’s eligibility.