Apply for Community Grants

The Community Grants program supports community-based projects that build the social and cultural life of the region. It is a platform for groups and individuals to lead projects that address community concerns and aspirations.

Our community grants program opens on the 1 June each year.  Applications for the 2019/20 year are now closed and the applications are currently being assessed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in November.

2020/21 Applications

Interested in applying for grant funding in 2020?

Get a head start on your ideas for next year by reading the 2019 Grants for Community Guidelines and selection criteria. Please note that these guidelines and selection criteria may change for the 2020/2021 grant period.

After reading the guidelines and selection criteria, refer to the specific criteria relevant to the grant stream you are applying for:

Applications will open again on 1 June 2020

Grant Program guidelines

 

The Yarra Ranges Community Grants program supports community-based projects that build the social and cultural life of the region. It is a platform for groups and individuals to lead projects that address community concerns and aspirations.

Interested in applying for grant funding? The first step is to read the Grants for Community Guidelines and selection criteria.

Then refer to the selection criteria relevant to the grant stream you are applying for:

Interested in seeing past successfully funded projects? View Community Grants 2019 recipients, 2018 recipients and 2017 recipients.

Grant Streams

In 2019 applicants will share $390,000 in funding across three grant streams:

Grant Stream
Amount
Description

Community Development

Up to $10,000

The Community Development stream supports projects that contribute to social well being and community involvement.

Priority areas include:

  • Health and well being

  • Environment

  • Reconciliation

  • Young People

  • Children and Families

Festivals and Events

Up to $10,000


The Festivals and Events stream supports projects that enhance local culture, celebrate community spirit and contribute to the liveability of Yarra Ranges.

Arts and Heritage

Up to $10,000

The Arts and Heritage stream supports projects that develop, explore and express Yarra Ranges diverse cultural heritage, creative practice and fosters opportunities for community to experience and participate.

How to apply

Apply for a Community Grant by completing an online application form.

Apply online

Key dates

Applications for the 2020 Grants for Community round opened on 1 June 2019 and closes on 15 July 2019. 

 

Got an idea?

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

You can contact us at:

Community Development - Isha Scott, 1300 368 333

Festivals and Events Development Officer - Karen Meuleman, 1300 368 333

Cultural Development Officer - Gareth Hart, 1300 368 333

Art in Public Places Officer  - Suzanne Earhart, 1300 368 333

Community Heritage Officer - Gabby Haynes, 1300 368 333

If your great idea can't wait until next year take a look at the Small Grants page for information.

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