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Living Local Regional Fund

The $5 million Our Regions: Living Local – Regional Fund supports locals and visitors in regional Victoria to experience new and better infrastructure that helps them come together as a community.


The $5 million Our Regions: Living Local – Regional Fund provides funding to support regional communities to recover and thrive. The fund has two streams to drive economic and social recovery in the regional areas hardest hit by the pandemic and provides funding for local community-building projects that promote social connections and cohesion, enhance liveability, and revitalise community spaces.

The Our Regions: Living Local Fund also offered grants for projects in metropolitan Melbourne communities. For further information, visit the Suburban Development website.

Applications closed Sunday 14 August 2022.

Objectives of Program

The Our Regions: Living Local – Regional Fund provides funding for local community-building projects that promote social connections, enhance liveability, and revitalise regional shopping strips and activity centres. The fund also provides grants to community organisations to help them in the great work they do to support their local communities.

Funding Details

The Living Local – Regional Grants Program is a competitive grants program open to eligible rural and regional local governments and incorporated (not-for-profit) organisations/associations.

Applicants may seek a minimum of $20,000 and maximum of $200,000 (exclusive of GST).

The Living Local – Regional Community Grants Program is open to applications from not-for-profit and charity organisations that are operating in rural and regional Victoria.

Community organisations can seek from $2,000 up to $20,000 (exclusive of GST) of grant funding for eligible equipment and minor refurbishments.

Applications closed Sunday 14 August 2022.

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Projects funded by this program

Download a more detailed list of funded projects announced in 2022-23 to date:
Funded Projects - Living Local Regional Fund (XLSX 22.17 KB) XLSX icon

Project Name Region Year Amount Funded
Ararat Council: Ararat Regional Playgrounds All Abilities Redevelopment Central Highlands 2022 $180,000
Ararat Council: Power our future!! Central Highlands 2022 $42,000
Baddaginnie Community Inc Goulburn 2022 $20,000
Badger Creek and District Men's Shed Goulburn 2022 $2,607
Ballan Shire Historical Sociaty Inc. Central Highlands 2022 $4,400
Ballarat Council: Accessibility, Arts and Assistance Dogs in the Ballarat CBD Central Highlands 2022 $26,250
Ballarat Regional Trades and Labour Council Central Highlands 2022 $20,000
Baw Baw Shire Council: Digital Tourism and Community Information Kiosks - Neerim South and Yarragon Gippsland 2022 $28,475
Benalla Art Gallery: Between the Details Goulburn 2022 $29,798
Birallee Park Neighbourhood House Inc Ovens Murray 2022 $11,828
Birregurra Public Hall Barwon 2022 $20,000
Bluebird Foundation Inc Barwon 2022 $7,695
Buda Historic Home and Garden Inc. Loddon Campaspe 2022 $9,964
Campaspe Shire Council Echuca War Memorial Aquatic Centre: Kyvalley Hall All Access Project Loddon Campaspe 2022 $26,000
Castlemaine State Festival Ltd Loddon Campaspe 2022 $17,394
Coghills Creek Progress Association Inc. Central Highlands 2022 $3,933
Connect GV Goulburn 2022 $20,000
Corangamite Council: Light Up Camperdown Great South Coast 2022 $200,000
Cyril Callister Foundation: Cyril Callister Foundation Inc - Vegemite Museum. Central Highlands 2022 $37,943
Deddick Valley Isolated Community Group: Service Hub Network - Building Healthy and Resilient Communities through Service Equity Gippsland 2022 $198,943
Dereel and Surrounding Communities Men's Shed Inc. Central Highlands 2022 $3,916
Dunolly and District Neighbourhood Centre Inc Loddon Campaspe 2022 $2,441
East Gippsland Shire Council: Upgrade Omeo streetscape Gippsland 2022 $200,000
Friends of Canadian Corridor Central Highlands 2022 $6,039
Gippsland MTB Inc: Haunted Hills Bike Park BBQ Area Upgrade Gippsland 2022 $20,000
Girgarre Community Group Inc Loddon Campaspe 2022 $5,049
Girl Guides Victoria: Daylesford Girl Guide Hall Rejuvenation Greater Melbourne 2022 $47,000
Glenelg Council: Portland Foreshore and Retail Precinct Landscape and Public Furniture Activation Great South Coast 2022 $50,000
Golden Plains Council: Lethbridge Play Space Upgrade Central Highlands 2022 $200,000
Golden Plains Council: Linton Bowls Carpark Upgrade Central Highlands 2022 $82,500
Golden Plains Council: Smythesdale Medical Clinic Fit Out Central Highlands 2022 $50,000
Geelong Council: Central Geelong Window Display Activation Barwon 2022 $30,000
Geelong Council: Geelong West Neighbourhood House Precinct Renewal Barwon 2022 $65,000
Hamilton Community House Incorp Great South Coast 2022 $5,005
Hands of Change Limited Central Highlands 2022 $20,000
Hands of Change Limited Central Highlands 2022 $20,000
Heywood Mens Talk Group Inc Great South Coast 2022 $5,212
Indigo U3A Incorporated Ovens Murray 2022 $16,180
Julia Street Creative Space Inc Barwon 2022 $20,000
Kaniva and District Progress Association Wimmera Southern Mallee 2022 $5,950
Kilmore District Men's Shed Inc. Goulburn 2022 $2,755
Lancefield Neighbourhood House Inc Loddon Campaspe 2022 $3,345
Latrobe Valley Beekeepers Association Inc Gippsland 2022 $20,000
Life Skills Victoria Inc Gippsland 2022 $6,770
Lyonville Community Planning Group Central Highlands 2022 $7,057
Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre Inc Loddon Campaspe 2022 $20,000
Mansfield Armchair Cinemas: Rest Room Upgrade for MAC Community Goulburn 2022 $70,000
Mansfield Autism Statewide Services Goulburn 2022 $20,000
Maude and District Landcare Group Central Highlands 2022 $15,352
Meredith Community Centre Inc Central Highlands 2022 $6,001
Millewa - Carwarp Landcare Group: Cullulleraine Foreshore nature play Mallee 2022 $168,125
Moira Council Care: Cobram Off-Leash Dog Park Goulburn 2022 $62,081
Moorabool Council: Darley Park Play Space Development Central Highlands 2022 $200,000
North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre Inc Goulburn 2022 $6,686
Northern Grampians Shire Council: Grampians Gatherings 2023 Central Highlands 2022 $48,000
Numurkah Community Learning Centre Inc Goulburn 2022 $7,815
Omeo Region Business and Tourism Association Inc Gippsland 2022 $9,590
Parklands Albury Wodonga Limited: Murray River Red Gum Trail boardwalks connecting community Goulburn 2022 $50,000
Phillip Island Community Art and Craft Gallery Inc Gippsland 2022 $2,567
Pomonal Men's Shed Inc Central Highlands 2022 $3,992
Regional Community Vet Clinic: Regional Community Relocatable Vet Clinic Loddon Campaspe 2022 $50,000
Scope (Aust) Ltd Greater Melbourne 2022 $18,997
Simpson & District Community Centre Inc Great South Coast 2022 $5,809
St Leonards Mens Shed Barwon 2022 $5,230
Sunraysia Residential Services Inc: Benetook Farm Mission Mallee 2022 $163,636
Swan Hill Council: Revitalising Nyah West Shopping Precinct Mallee 2022 $195,000
Swifts Creek Recreation Reserve Committee of Management: Swifts Creek Recreation Reserve Public Toilets. Gippsland 2022 $194,973
Talbot Arts & Historical Museum Inc Loddon Campaspe 2022 $20,000
Tallygaroopna Mens Shed Inc Goulburn 2022 $4,827
Tatura Civic Halls Committee Inc.: Tatura Civic Halls Air-Conditioning Goulburn 2022 $20,600
The Equality Project Greater Melbourne 2022 $10,602
The Equality Project Ovens Murray 2022 $10,602
The South West Alternative Medium Project (SWAMP) Great South Coast 2022 $16,750
Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group Inc. Ovens Murray 2022 $3,924
Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower & District Men's Shed Inc Gippsland 2022 $7,042
Victorian Railways Institute Inc Central Highlands 2022 $5,450
Victorian Railways Institute Inc Loddon Campaspe 2022 $18,590
Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc Gippsland 2022 $15,681
Walhalla Goldfields Railway Inc Gippsland 2022 $9,664
Watchem Mechanics Institute Mallee 2022 $7,784
Winchelsea Community House Inc. Barwon 2022 $13,985
Wodonga Sports & Leisure Centre: Wodonga Council Underpass Solar Lighting Project. Goulburn 2022 $37,277
Woodend Mens' Shed Inc Loddon Campaspe 2022 $5,035
Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated: Woolamai Beach community hub upgrades. Gippsland 2022 $182,659
Wycheproof Community Resource Centre Inc Mallee 2022 $2,287
Yallourn Yallourn North Football Netball Club: New Kitchen Appliances including Oven and Fridge Gippsland 2022 $20,000
Yarck Mechanics Institute and Library: Yarck Hall Rejuvination Goulburn 2022 $23,800
Yea Community House Goulburn 2022 $5,712

Contact details

Phone Business Victoria Hotline: 13 22 15