Apply for Small Grants

Members of the Dandenong Ranges Music Council received a small grant in 2018

The Small Grants Program offers support for community groups responding to opportunities and challenges in their communities.

The program provides funding for activities that promote greater social inclusion, wellbeing and community participation.

How to apply

Before applying for a Small Grant you must read the Small Grants program guidelines.

The Guidelines detail eligibility, selection criteria and key definitions.

Please note that applicants can only be awarded one Small Grant each financial year.

Once you have read the program guidelines, submit an application online.

Please note, Small Grants applications close during the months of June and December each year.

Apply online

Small grants categories

The Small Grants Program comprises of six categories:

  • Connected & Vibrant Communities (up to $1000)
  • Community Planning for acknowledged Community Plans (up to $1000)
  • Youth Pathways (up to $250)
  • Sports Participation (up to $350)
  • Hall and facility hire (up to the value of $300)
  • Resources for waste management (up to 30 bins).

Funding is awarded on a competitive basis.

Key dates and timelines

The Small Grants Program runs on a monthly basis. Applications are assessed quickly, with a turn around time of under four weeks. Approximate times are detailed below.

Please note, Small Grants applications are closed during the months of June and December each year.

Applications can be submitted in advance.

Applications cannot be submitted after the event or activity has already passed.

Activities must take place after the grant has been awarded.

  • Rounds closes - last calendar day of each month
  • Assessment - Two to three weeks from round closing
  • Notification - One week from assessments closing

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