Community Grants

Community organisations and groups play an important role in contributing to a healthy Gippsland Lakes. Passionate and full of local knowledge, these groups have a history of completing projects and leveraging government investment by calling on their group members and volunteers for assistance.

Community grants are for groups to complete environmental projects that will help improve the health of the Gippsland Lakes.

Funding Recipients

2022/23 Community Grants NOW OPEN

The Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee Community Grants 22/23 are now open for online application.

The grants support the groups that support the Lakes by providing funds to allow them to complete environmental and community projects.

Community groups are invited to submit applications to deliver programs to continue improving the health of the lakes through on-ground management activities and community engagement.

Applications close Thursday 9 June 2022 at 5pm. 

Gippsland Lakes Priorities Plan

GLCC Community Grants 2022-23 Guidelines

Online application form (opens 11 am 2 May 2022)

For more information and to answer any queries, call Carolyn Cameron on 0419 892 268.

Funding for these grants has been made available from the Victorian State Government for the health of the Gippsland Lakes.


Past Applicants

2017 Round 1 Successful Grant Applicants

Eleven projects have been funded in this round of the 2017 Gippsland Lakes Community Grants. These projects are in line with the Gippsland Lakes Priorities Plan and the community grant guidelines.  Read More 

2018 Round 2 Successful Grant Applicants

Five projects have been funded in the 2017-2018 community grants. These projects complement projects funded by the Victorian State Government to be implemented across the Lakes. Read more about the funded projects

2018 Round 3 Successful Grant Applicants

Harriet Shing MP announced the recipients of the third round of the Gippsland Lakes Community Grants during August. Ten projects have been funded in this round. 

2019 Round 4 Community Grant Applicants

More than $270,000 has been allocated to nine projects aimed at improving the health of the iconic Gippsland Lakes.