December 13, 2023

Right across rural and regional Victoria, our tiny towns are great places to live, work and play. 

The new Tiny Towns Fund will support local communities to deliver quality tourism and community facility projects, such as bike trails and splash parks, playgrounds, community hall and library upgrades, public art and more. 

Towns with a population of up to 5,000 people in the 48 local government areas of regional Victoria are eligible to apply, as well as Alpine Resorts and Melbourne’s 10 interface outer metropolitan local government areas.

From barbecues to community centres, the Tiny Towns Fund will back community-driven projects that enhance the states smallest towns, strengthen community connections and encourage more visitors to all corners of Victoria.

Grants between $5,000 and $50,000 will be available for each project.

Applicants will be required to make a co-contribution towards the proposed project budget in line with the requirements outlined in the Program Guidelines.

Applicants will be asked to describe a proposed project that shows a direct benefit to the town and its community through alignment with the Tiny Town Fund objectives.

The fund is open to applications from incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and Victorian Local Government Authorities.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 25 February 2024.

Click here for more information.