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Billabong Yanco Community Grants

Community groups and individuals in the Billabong Yanco region are invited to apply for funding under the Billabong Yanco Community Grants program.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that celebrate and interact with our local landscapes, culture and produce.

Grants will be provided to projects that address one or more of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal or European Heritage
  • Appreciation of natural assets
  • Focus on local produce

Projects may include activities such as:

  • events and festivals
  • infrastructure
  • promotional materials
  • educational publications
  • technology
  • improving community networks
  • other innovative ideas for achieving the program’s objectives.

The Grants program is being delivered as part of the Billabong Yanco Creek Project, which is promoting a resilient, productive Billabong Yanco System, with healthy ecosystems and communities. See the Billabong Yanco project page for more information.

Project Area

The Billabong Yanco Project area covers the area of the Billabong Creek between Walbundrie and Moulamein, and tributaries including Yanco, Colombo and Urangeline Creeks.

Project sites must be located within the Project Area or provide benefits to the communities within this area.

Map of the area covered by the Billabong Yanco project.

Key Dates

Applications open

Wednesday 15 March 2016

Deadline for requesting assistance with application

Friday 1 April 2016

Closing date for applications

Thursday 14 April 2016

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please refer to the Application Guidelines.

Billabong Yanco Project Community Grants Applicant Guidelines

Billabong Yanco Project Community Grants Application Form

Australian Government media release

A copy of the draft template that all successful applicant will be required to sign is available on request from the contact details below.

For more information, or to discuss your application contact:

Steve Hoare,; Ph: 03 5880 1416, 0417 854 350