2015 Grants

In 2015 11 successful groups were funded. The projects represent a broad range of interests and provided strong benefit to the community.


$500 – ELPHINSTONE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION for Town Centre Redevelopment Community Engagement

$500 – CASTLEMAINE DISTRICT RADIO MAIN FM for Rewiring of Outside Broadcast Van

$500 – CASTLEMAINE JAZZ FESTIVAL for a Jazz Musician Masterclass at the 2015 Festival

$500 – MOUNT ALEXANDER GIRL GUIDES for Keeping Us in Print: Administrative Support

$500 – McKENZIES HILL ACTION AND LANDCARE to Make Safe the old Winters Flat School Shelter Shed

$500 – CASTLEMAINE CHURCH OF CHRIST for the Castlemaine Secondary College School Breakfast Club

$500 – CASTLEMAINE COMMUNITY HOUSE for a Combined Printer/Photocopier/Scanner/Fax

$500 – FRIENDS OF CAMPBELLS CREEK LANDCARE for a Combined Working Bee at the Jessie Kennedy Road Stop

$250 – BENDIGO TAFE CASTLEMAINE VCAL CLASS for their Family Breakfast Program

$250 – PARROT CONSERVATION AUST. GUILDFORD for Nesting Box materials

$250 – CAMPBELLS CREEK PLAYGROUP for New Toys and Equipment

Grant funds available depend on our commission income from Bendigo Bank and Bendigo Telco. See ‘How to Support Us.’

The greater the community support for these businesses, the greater the funds we can return to our community.

We look forward to increasing the funds available in future years. The next round of Small Grants will take place is now open and closes on July 15, 2016.


2015 Small Grants. Photograph courtesy Castlemaine Mail
2015 Small Grants presentation. Photograph courtesy Castlemaine Mail