Community Development


The aim of community development is to build a sense of community through empowering people within our Shire.

The Community Development team develop community centred resources, services and opportunities to address the diverse needs of people in the Mansfield Shire.

Other Community Funding Resources

  • Community Grant Guru - Community GrantGuru covers grants and funding sources for: Arts; Sport; Community Services; Environment; Community Infrastructure; Multicultural projects and much, much more.
  • Grants Victoria - Grants Victoria is a directory of Victorian Government grants and assistance applicable to individuals, businesses and communities.
  • Mansfield & District Community Bank - Mansfield & District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank offers various forms of sponsorship and donations to community and sporting clubs, schools and groups in the local area.
  • Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal - The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) operate a number of grants programs to benefit Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities.
  • Our Community - Our Community provides advice, tools, resources and training in relation to fundraising and grants for not-for-profit organisations and schools as well as businesses and individuals.

Community Training

Community Training aims to empower individuals and groups of people with the skills they need to effect change within their communities. 

Notification of upcoming community training sessions is distributed via the Community Directory.

Community Planning

We have been conducting community development in Mansfield Shire since 2010 and 12 of our small townships have developed their own community plans. 

Community Recovery Plan

The Community Recovery Plan has been created to assist the community deal with ongoing impacts of the 2019 bushfires and the pandemic. The plan aims to achieve community led resilience through consultation, building connections, and providing leadership development.