Any event run as part of the LOTFG program requires adherence to the Victorian Chief Health Officer directions as they stand at the time of the event – including physical distancing, capturing contact details of attendees for contact tracing, congregation number limits and hygiene recommendations. This information can be found at the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria’s restriction levels webpage.


All applicant groups must have their own ABN and bank account. If your group is looking to put on an event but doesn’t have an ABN, we recommend you partner with a community group that does and submit an application in their name.


We distribute grant funds through reimbursements. Up to 2 weeks after your event, you must submit an acquittal form through our website with receipts of expenditure. Please make sure you keep all receipts!

Please log into your account and select Acquittal Report from the top menu.

We would encourage you to invite to your event a local mental health professional, the National Centre for Farmer Health, Rural Financial Counselling Service or a mental health advocate. Community gatherings can be an excellent platform for raising awareness about the various wellbeing services available. We would also welcome other creative ideas!

Yes, we require applications to be submitted at least 6 weeks before an event. This allows adequate time for us to assess your application, at least 4 weeks for you to promote your event and for you to receive our Event Kit.

Yes. We do consider applications from previously successful organisations.