COVID-19: Read how Council is responding to COVID-19. For relief and assistance call 1800 MSC AID (1800 672 243).

Funds for outlying communities

Friday, 29 January, 2021 - 14:45

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to not-for-profit groups based in the Mansfield Shire for projects that will develop or improve facilities in communities outside of the Mansfield Township.

Council’s new $100,000 Outlying Communities Infrastructure Fund opens on Friday, 5 February and will be accepting applications until Friday, 5 March 2021. 

Speaking about the program, Mansfield Shire Mayor Mark Holcombe said, “We understand our smaller communities often miss out when it comes to infrastructure renewal, and many of their community facilities are ageing or in need of an upgrade.

“Council’s Outlying Communities Infrastructure Fund gives community groups and organisations in those communities the opportunity to identify what projects are important to them and to access some much needed support from Council to make this happen”, he said.

Applications must be made through an online form.  While every effort has been made to ensure the online process is as seamless and intuitive as possible, applicants are encouraged to minimise potential disruptions by starting their online applications early and contacting Council staff if they require assistance.  One-on-one appointments are also available for applicants to discuss their project and funding application in detail. 

Further information about the Outlying Communities Infrastructure Fund, including the funding guidelines, how to apply and a YouTube video outlining tips on writing successful applications or by contacting Coordinator Community Development, Keira McDonagh, on 5775 8555 or via email at

Print More Options
Last Updated: Friday, 5 February, 2021 - 16:42