Community Development Fund

The objectives of the fund are to:

  1. Provide financial assistance for organisations and/or projects which benefit the community.
  2. To assist community-based (not for profit) organisations to develop and maintain facilities.
  3. To provide community-based (not for profit) organisations with relief from Council imposed fees and charges.

Applications for 2020/2021 will open in March 2020

Please find below links to the Application form and Guidelines:

CDF Flyer

CDF Application Form 2020

CDF Guidelines 2020

Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Future Fund

The Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Future Fund was established in 2011 by the Shire of Ravensthorpe. The Future Fund exists to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in the Shire of Ravensthorpe through funding projects that clearly comply / align with the Shire’s Strategic Plan.

RHFF Annual Funding Program 

There is an annual funding program which opens in March each year where local community groups are invited to apply for funding for projects which will benefit our Shire.

Expression of Interest paper work can be downloaded below:



EOI Application Form

This years open date for EOI is 2nd March 2020 and closes 27th March 2020



There is also a bursary program which opens on the 1st of September every year.

Up to $5000 is available for individuals to help with costs for -

  • Academic (including boarding) 
  • Arts / Music
  • Sport 
  • Life Skills (support programs / camps)

A copy of the guidelines can be downloaded here.

For any queries regarding the Future Fund please email 

You can also keep up to date with the Future Fund via our Face Book page 'Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Future Fund'

Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Future Fund Board of Governors
Board of Governors
Mr Andrew Duncan (Chair) 0428 996 334  
Gavin Pollock  9839 0000
Jennifer Chambers   0429 381 018
Sue Leighton  0407 981 301
Keith Dunlop   0428 383 302