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                    Grants and sponsorships

                    City of Melbourne offers a wide range of grants and sponsorships to individuals, community organisations and businesses in the arts, recreation, events and business sectors. Applicants that reflect creativity, inclusion, sustainability, knowledge and economic prosperity are encouraged to apply.

                    ​Grants and sponsorships help recipients to deliver quality programs, events, products and services which are of great benefit to Melbourne and Melburnians alike and which bring a wide range of social and economic returns to the city.

                    Joining an assessment panel

                    The City of Melbourne is inviting people to express interest in assessing our grants program applications.

                    Each grants and sponsorship program has a separate assessment panel. The purpose of each panel is:

                    • to review, assess and provide objective, independent recommendations to Council in relation to funding for grants and sponsorship programs
                    • to ensure that guidelines and assessment criteria endorsed by Council have been applied consistently and equitably for all applications.

                    To express interest in joining an assessment panel, please complete and submit an application form online. The applications will be open from 10am 1 February to 5pm 29 February.

                    Express your interest in joining an assessment panel by submitting your application online.


                    For full details of the grants and sponsorship assessment panels, please read Grants and Sponsorship Terms of Reference for Assessment Panels (DOC 96 KB). You can also view Assessment panels selection criteria.

                    See External assessment panel members for City of Melbourne for information about our existing panel members.

                    Please note: If you are applied late last year to be on a panel, your application is still being considered. Due to the Christmas timing, we have decided to extend the EoI timeframe.

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                    External assessment panel members for City of Melbourne

                    Did you know?
                    When applying for a grant, be wary of cold-callers or websites that charge for grant-related services – this assistance is available for free. Visit the ACCC for tips on how to protect your business or project.
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