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Big benefits for Victoria’s tiny towns on the way


From Airey’s Inlet to Yea, Victoria’s tiny towns already offer big reasons to live, work, stay and play – and from next week, communities can apply for grants to help deliver their local projects when the Tiny Towns Fund opens for applications.

The new Tiny Towns Fund supports small communities to develop projects that benefit locals and help attract visitors.

The fund offers grants between $5,000 and $50,000 to deliver infrastructure projects, such as hiking trails, splash parks, playgrounds, community hall and library upgrades, public art and more.

Applications for round one open on Monday 27 November. We’re encouraging local community groups to bring your best project ideas to the table.

Eligible applicants include community and non-profit groups and councils in towns with under 5,000 people across regional Victoria and outer metro-Melbourne.

With more people than ever before choosing lifestyles away from major cities, new initiatives like Tiny Towns will help regional and outer suburban communities to flourish.

The Victorian Government’s record $41 billion investment in rural and regional Victoria over the past decade means small communities are already benefiting from projects that make their towns even better places to live and visit.

For more information about the fund, including eligibility, program guidelines and how to apply, visit Tiny Towns Fund.