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Grant FAQs

The Grants Team at Yarra Ranges have compiled some common questions we receive from community groups and the corresponding answers. 

We strongly recommend that you read through the Grants for Community Program Guidelines and, if you still have questions, get in touch with the Community Partnerships Officer on 1300 368 333. 

 

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  • I'm interested in applying. What do I do now?

    I'm interested in applying. What do I do now?

    If you have an idea for a community, arts or heritage project speak to us! 

    Council officers are able to provide hints and tips on how to maximise your project’s chance of funding success. You must discuss your project idea with an officer for your application to be considered eligible.  

    For smaller community projects, you may wish to consider Council's Small Grants Program.

    Click here to find out more about Small Grants.

  • How much funding can I apply for?

    How much funding can I apply for?

     You can apply for up to $10,000 in funding through the Grants for Community program. 

    Three grant streams are available within the Grants for Community program. The maximum grant amount available in each stream is $10,000.

    The three grant streams within the Grants for Community program are:

    • Arts & Heritage
    • Festivals & Events
    • Community Development

     

  • What time period does the 2019 round cover?

    What time period does the 2019 round cover?

    The Grants for Community 2019 round covers the calendar year, 1 January - 31 December 2019. 

  • Who is eligible for the program?

    Who is eligible for the program?

    Incorporated not-for-profit organisations or community based groups that have no outstanding debts or acquittals with Council. 

    Unincorporated groups or individual artists need to have their application auspiced by an eligible incorporated organisation i.e neighbourhood houses.

    Got a question on auspicing or eligibility? Get in touch with the Community Partnerships Officer.

  • What happens once the application is received?

    What happens once the application is received?

    All applications undergo a pre-assessment eligibility check by a Council officer before being assessed by an independent panel of relevant Council staff and community representatives.

    Panel members review applications before putting forward recommendations to Council for approval.

  • Is it possible to change the project after the grant has been paid?

    Is it possible to change the project after the grant has been paid?

    It is possible to vary your project, but this must be discussed with the appropriate Council officer as soon as possible. 

  • I received a grant last year. Can I apply again?

    I received a grant last year. Can I apply again?

    Yes. If your group has a new or changed project that fits our criteria, it will be assessed on its merit.

    If you are seeking to fund a recurrent Festival or Event, your application will be again assessed on its merit in conjunction with all other applications.

  • Can I apply for a grant to buy equipment?

    Can I apply for a grant to buy equipment?

    Generally applications for equipment will not be funded unless they are part of a bigger project that delivers broad community benefits.

  • What happens if we cannot finish our project in time?

    What happens if we cannot finish our project in time?

    This should be clearly communicated to the Community Partnerships Officer as soon a possible. If you are facing challenges or difficulties in implementing your project get in touch and we will support where we can.

  • Do you provide feedback if an application is unsuccessful?

    Do you provide feedback if an application is unsuccessful?

    Yes, an opportunity for feedback exists and will be offered as part of the unsuccessful notification process.

  • Are infrastructural projects eligible under Grants for Community?

    Are infrastructural projects eligible under Grants for Community?

    No, infrastructural based projects are not eligible for Grants for Community.

    Council's Capital Development Grant may be able to provide support. For further information, please get in touch with Recreation and Active Living Team by calling 1300 368 333. 

    Click here to find out about Capital Development Grants

  • Our project involves working with children, what do I need to know?

    Our project involves working with children, what do I need to know?

    We are committed to promoting child safety and ensuring compliance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

    As a Child Safe organisation, Council reviews grant recipients where projects or programs may involve direct or incidental contact with children. View more information and resources.

     

     

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