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Community grants

The community grants program provides funding to support and empower people and communities to become engaged, to connect and to take local action.

Dates
Aim of community grants 
Eligibility criteria
Guidelines   
Applications  
Other funding opportunities

Dates

Community grants 2014 (projects taking place in 2014)

Community grants 2015 (projects taking place in 2015)

  • Round one: applications open 10 June 2014 and close 14 July 2014.
  • Round two: applications open 3 November and close 8 December 2014.

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Aim of community grants

To contribute towards Council’s vision for the city, community grants are provided to schools and not for profit sports and community organisations to improve people’s quality of life. The program has a focus on local and / or vulnerable people.

Applicants are required to outline how they will contribute to one or more of the outcomes listed below.

  • People are healthy.
  • People are safe.
  • People are connected and participate.
  • People have knowledge and skills.
  • People feel they belong.

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Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for a community grant applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a not for profit constituted body such as an incorporated association, or be sponsored or auspiced by one. 
  • Organisations must be located within or offer a project within the City of Melbourne municipality. You can view or download the City of Melbourne boundary map here.
  • Applications must have a focus on local and / or vulnerable communities.
  • Applicants must have fully acquitted previous completed grants and have no outstanding debts to the City of Melbourne. 
  • A single project, event, activity or program will only be considered for one City of Melbourne grant program at a time. 

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Guidelines

The community grants 2015 guidelines have not been finalised. However, to give you an indication of the requirements of the community grants program you can download the 2014 guidelines.

Community grants 2014 guidelines (Word, 2MB) 

Applications

Applications are made via an online form that will be available when the 2015 community grants program opens.

To request a copy of the 2014 application form so you can get an indication of application requirements, contact the City of Melbourne on 03 9658 9658 or email commstrength@melbourne.vic.gov.au

Other funding opportunities 

View a list of all City of Melbourne funding opportunities.

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Community grants 2014