Applications open for the 2022/2023 Community Development Fund

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Local clubs and groups can apply for up to $5000 in funding via the Warrnambool City Council Community Development Fund.

Council has funded and administered the Community Development Fund since 1999 to support not-for-profit groups, based in Warrnambool to fund projects and activities that contribute to the liveability of the city.

Council has allocated $140,000 in funding across three categories:

•    Sport and recreation
•    Culture and arts 
•    Environment and sustainability

An events category was included in previous years, however a dedicated fund for local festivals and events is in the process of being established. 

Warrnambool Mayor Cr Debbie Arnott said that the fund was one of the highlights of the year for Council.

“There’s a lot of scope for the types of things that can be funded via the Community Development Fund,” she said.

“Nobody knows what they need better than the local groups themselves, so I’d encourage each and every one of them to read the guidelines and think about how a grant of up to $5000 could help.

“Local clubs and groups are the fabric of our community, Warrnambool just wouldn’t be the same without them, and this fund is one way we can support them to continue to make Warrnambool such a great place to live.”

For more information and to apply, visit

Applications close on Sunday March 26.