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The Grants Policy provides a consistent, streamlined approach for community groups and organisations seeking funding for programs, events, products and services that bring a wide range of benefits to Ballarat.
Our Central Kindergarten Registration Scheme means our community can access a fair, equal and timely system for processing kindergarten enrolments. The Victorian Government has announced free kindergarten in 2021 for four-year-olds and eligible three-year-olds in government-funded kindergartens. Find out what kindergarten option is best for your child.
Supporting our businesses
The City of Ballarat is working with our local business community to ensure retailers and businesses not only survive this pandemic but thrive afterwards.
Funding for Reflective Soundscape for Survival Day Dawn Ceremony
The Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG) has received funding for the development of a soundscape by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians for people to listen to at the conclusion of the Survival Day Dawn Ceremony 2021. Local musicians DeborahN and Tony Lovett will collaborate on the reflective musical soundscape which will be free to downloa...
How we’re keeping Ballarat active
We want to keep everyone moving and active at all stages of life. Here you can find out what we’re doing to help keep Ballarat active.
We recently adopted the Miners Rest Township Plan. The Township Plan was prepared following extensive community consultation and seeks to: Establish a long-term community vision for Miners Rest Develop a prioritised action plan Help authorities prioritise investment in Miners Rest Provide a sound basis for grant applications and lobbying for funding Identify potential Ballarat Planning Scheme land us...
Supporting our tourism sector
Never before will Ballarat’s ‘visiting friends and relatives travel market’ be more relevant than when Victoria comes out of restrictions. That’s when our local residents will be encouraged to extend a lifeline to our tourism attractions in a show of solidarity and support.