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Apply for a Partnership Grant

Applications for the 2018-22 Partnership Grant Program have now closed.

The Partnership Grant Program is one of four grant programs that Council delivers to achieve a connected and healthy Yarra Ranges.

The Partnership Grants are a powerful way of responding to local needs and delivering outcomes that Council, on its own, may not be able to provide. It does this through leveraging local knowledge, nurturing networks between stakeholders, and supporting organisations well placed to promote community wellbeing.

To successfully apply to the program, applicants need to be eligible, demonstrate a strong alignment with Council’s adopted strategies, fulfill the selection criteria and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively. Grant support is either provided as operational funding, or for specific programs.


Grant Streams

Connected and Healthy: The Connected and Healthy Communities stream supports groups and organisations to deliver projects that contribute to social well being and community involvement.

Creative Communities: The Creative Communities stream supports groups and organisations to deliver activities that enhance local culture and celebrate community spirit  within the Yarra Ranges.


Program Guidelines and Criteria

Interested in applying for a Partnership Grant? The first step is to read the Partnership Grant Program Guidelines Criteria (DOCX, 172KB).

To get a sense of the types of projects Council has previously funded, view the full list of successful 2015-18 Partnership Grant recipients (PDF, 238KB).


Key Dates

The next Partnership Program will commence on 1 July 2018 and will run for four years, ending 30 June 2022. Applications will be accepted from 1 October 2017 until 30 November 2017.

Over the application period there will be a number of Information Sessions and Drop-In Conversations with key Council Officers. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend and registrations are essential. 

 Information Sessions

 Drop-In Conversation

 Monbulk Living Learning Centre

 12 October, 6.00 - 7.30pm

 Register here 

 Monbulk Living Learning Centre

 19 October, 9.00am – 1.00pm

 Register here 

 The Memo

 19 October, 6.00 - 7.30pm

 Register here 

 Healesville Community Link

 24 October, 9.00am – 1.00pm

 Register here 

 Upper Yarra Family Centre

 26 October, 6.00 - 7.30pm

 Register here 

 Upper Yarra Family Centre

 2 November, 10.00am – 2.00pm

 Register here 

 Montrose Town Centre

 9 November, 6.00 - 7.30pm

 Register here 

 Montrose Town Centre

 14 November, 10.00am – 2.00pm

 Register here 


How to apply

Applications for Partnership Grants are made by completing an online application form at The form is now available. 

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Got and idea or question?

Get in touch with the Grants Team on 1300 368 333. 

  • Festivals and Events: Karen Meuleman
  • Cultural Development: Gareth Hart
  • Connected and Healthy Communities: Hannah Sarsons, Isha Scott 

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