Financial Assistance Grants

Wattle Range Council Financial Assistance Grant Programs

Wattle Range Council is committed to promoting and supporting the establishment of strong, sustainable clubs and volunteer organisations throughout the Wattle Range Council area.

Through the Council's Financial Assistance Grants program we are looking to fund projects and/or purchases that help Council achieve its Strategic Plan, with a primary focus on creating Community vibrancy, through advocacy and maintenance of community services and enhanced public facilities.

Grants are offered in two separate funding categories as follows:-

Community Financial Assistance Grants - offered to eligible Community groups and organisations to foster and assist in the development of a broad range of community based services and events within the Wattle Range Council area.

Sport & Recreation Financial Assistance Grants - offered to eligible Sport and Recreation groups and organisations to foster and assist in the development of sport and recreational infrastructure, services and events within the Wattle Range Council area.

Each of the two grant funding categories will be offered in two rounds (normally August/September and December/January). Refer to the Grant Application Form for specific dates relating to each funding round.

A copy of the Grant Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded below or alternatively hard copies can be collected at any Council Office located at Millicent, Beachport or Penola :-

Financial Assistance Grants Guidelines(3424 kb)

Financial Assistance Grants Application Form(242 kb)

Further information is available by contacting Council 08 8733 0900 or

Successful Grant Recipients

At the October meeting Council considered the applications to Round 1 of the 2019/20 Financial Assistance Grants program. The following groups/organisations were successful in their applications for grant funding:

Community Grants

A total of $13,222.45 was awarded to the following seven (7) Community groups: 




McArthur Park Kindergarten 

Retaining wall for water play area


Beachport District Development Association 

Develop website & manage social media for the community


Tandara Lodge of Penola & District Inc. 

Replace verandah floor at front of Coombe Cottage


Southend Progress Association Inc. 

Replace blinds and concertina doors at the Southend Community Centre


SACWA Penola Terra Rossa CWA Branch 

Printing and archiving printed works of Portraits of Penola Women: Mothers and Daughters


Millicent Arts & Crafts Group Inc. 

Purchase installation of replacement electric kiln


Penola Mens Shed 

Concrete undercover work area


Sport & Recreation Grants

A total of $10,870 was awarded to the following six (6) Sport & Recreation groups:            




Glencoe Football Club Inc. 

Replace turf mower


Kalangadoo Bowling Club Inc. 

Purchase new ride-on lawn mower


Millicent & District Int. Basketball Assoc. Inc. 

Replace scoreboard


Penola Group Scouts & Guides 

Purchase new gazebo


Millicent Bandits Baseball Club 

Install kitchen bench & sink in clubrooms


Millicent Little Athletics Centre 

New electronic timing gates


Other Grants Programs

Further information about Funding and Grants can be found here