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Community and Facility Fund

In November 2016, the Victorian Government established the Latrobe Valley Community Facility Fund to support projects that would improve the amenity and liveability of the Latrobe Valley.  The aim of the Fund was to make the Latrobe Valley a great place to live, work and visit.

In July 2018, a review of the program identified the need to broaden the range and variety of projects and activities to better achieve its aim.

The renamed Community and Facility Fund guidelines have been updated to include targeted support for high priority projects, improved project planning, larger scale events, capacity building and an increased focus on community, culture, the visitor economy and improvement to the natural environment.

The Latrobe Valley Community and Facility Fund (the Fund) will support the Latrobe Valley region to build strong and resilient communities by investing in community-led initiatives and partnerships under the following:

  • Liveable Latrobe Valley; and
  • Socially Active Latrobe Valley

Download the new Community and Facility Fund Guidelines here.

Please note

As of 27 September 2018, all new applications received by the LVA will be assessed under the new guidelines. If your application was submitted prior to 27 September 2018,  your application is being assessed under the old guidelines which can be accessed here.

The LVAs Grants Management System is currently being redesigned to accommodate the new guidelines and application process. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application via the Expression of Interest link below.

Grant Categories

Event Grants

Community events that bring people together to celebrate place or, address important community issues.

Click here for more information and to apply

Infrastructure Grants

Enhance well-being and social connection through the construction or improvement of infrastructure.

Click here for more information and to apply

Planning Grants

Support for the development of project plans, strategies, business cases and master plans for organisations planning facility developments or significant visitor economy activities.

Click here for more information and to apply

Capacity Building Grants

Funding  for new and innovative  projects that build social engagement with the capability of continuing  through self-generated income or other funding sources.

Click here for more information and to apply

Please contact the LVA before you submit your application to discuss your project.

For more information about LVA Grants please contact a member of the grants team on 1800 136 762 or email lva.grants@lva.vic.gov.au.