Annual Grants

Annual Grants help support community in delivering local outcomes for the Yarra Ranges.

Please note: Applications for the 2025 Annual Grants Program are now closed. Subject to Council endorsement the 2026 Annual Grant round will reopen midyear 2025.


Check your eligibility

  • an incorporated not-for-profit community group/organisation with an ABN.
  • an unincorporated not-for-profit community group/organisation (must be auspiced by an incorporated organisation.)
  • an individual/artist, Arts & Heritage funding category only (must be auspiced by an incorporated organisation.)


You can visit the 2025 Annual Grants Guide for further eligibility criteria.

Prepare your application

  • Speak with a relevant Council Officer.
  • Allow adequate time to obtain quotes for expenses over $750 and obtain letters of support.
  • Ensure you have appropriate type and level of insurance ($10M Public Liability) for this grant application.
  • Check you have acquitted all completed projects funded by Yarra Ranges Council.
  • Secure an auspice well in advance (for individual/artist or a not-for-profit unincorporated community group).
  • Allow two weeks if you are requiring a quote for use of Council's venues and open spaces.
  • Allow plenty of time to complete this application.


Speak with a Council Officer

Before submitting your application, you are required to discuss your project with one of the relevant Council Officers.

In this section, you will find a table with the Council Officers email address. You can email them directly, or if you prefer to speak with them please call 1300 368 333 and ask for the relevant person.

Area Relevant Council Officer  Email
 Arts & Culture  Emma Buckley


Festivals and Events


 Kelly Toghill


 Public Art


 Yolande Pickett




 Bronwyn Ward




Sarah Sato


 Community Development (Hills)


Janette Scott


 Community Development (Urban)


Santha Press


 Community Development (Upper Yarra)


Michael Goodrich


 Community Development (Valley)


Kellie McPherson


Disability Inclusion


Amanda May


Community Mental Wellbeing


Rachael Giddens


Indigenous Cultural Development Sam Piper
Early and Middle Years


Loren Hedger


Youth Development


Dudu Orman


Healthy & Active Ageing


Caroline Perry


Sustainability & Environment


Kym Saunders




View previous grant recipients

Applicants are encouraged to view last year’s successful grants to see the range of projects funded. 

View previous Grant Recipients from 2024



Grant Categories 


For more information about the Annual Grants Program you can get in contact with the team by email at or by phone on 1300 368 333.