Apply for a Partnership Grant

Members from Anchor successful recipients of the partnership grant

The 2018 - 2022 Partnership Grant round has now closed.
Interested in grants to support a project or event in Yarra Ranges? Visit our Grants for Community or Small Grants program.

The Partnership Grant Program aims to achieve a connected and healthy Yarra Ranges.

Partnership Grants are a powerful way of responding to local needs and delivering outcomes that Council can't provide on its own.

It does this through leveraging supporting organisations, local knowledge and by nurturing networks between stakeholders.

Grant Streams

Connected and Healthy

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

Creative Communities

The Creative Communities stream supports projects that enhance local culture and celebrate community spirit.

How to apply

The 2018 - 2022 Partnership Grant round has now closed.

If you're interested in accessing funding to support a project or event in Yarra Ranges please visit our Grants for Community or Small Grants program.

Successful applicants must show a strong alignment with Council’s adopted strategies, fulfill the selection criteria and be willing to work collaboratively.

Grant support is provided as operational funding, or for a specific program.

Applications for Small Grants are made by completing an online form.

This form will be made available late 2021.

Past Recipients

View past recipients of Partnership Grants from 2018 - 2022

2018 - 2022 Partnership Grant Programs - Connected & Healthy Communities

Applicant

Title

Brief Description

Granted - Y1

Granted - Y2

Granted - Y3

Granted - Y4

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)

Improving Access to Justice in the Yarra Ranges

ECLC seeks to improve access to justice in the Yarra Ranges with a focus on those experiencing significant vulnerability. The fundamental operation of the centre will be the provision of professional legal information, advice and education through our office and outreach locations and development of our partnerships with complementary services. This will include the conversion of the successful Monbulk outreach pilot to a permanent service.

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association (HICSA)

Healesville Belonging Place - Phase 2

During Phase 2 'Healesville Belonging Place' project will expand and strengthen HICSA’s culturally safe and welcoming place for delivery of a range of integrated services and programs. It will work to increase the capacity of Community to identify and refer people with personal health and socio- economic issues.

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

LinC Church Services Network Yarra Valley Inc (LinC)

Wellbeing Access and Fresh Start

LinC seeks to expand its mission, empowering those in the community to achieve their full social and economic potential through access to support/services where often there is no other form of support readily available. LinC’s mission is care and love irrespective of circumstance in direct ways that have sustainable outcomes for people. A primary focus will be evolving emergency relief to have greater impact on community members seeking help to reduce recurrent reliance on support.

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

Healesville Interchurch Community Care Incorporated (HICCI)

Provision and Development of HICCI Services

To continue and develop HICCI’s three main programs: (1) emergency relief, (2) volunteer community transport and (3) a weekly community meal called Dinner@Darrons. Recently an interest free loans scheme has been started. Emergency relief provides assistance in the form of fresh food, food parcels, vouchers, fuel vouchers, utility and other bill assistance. Volunteer transport assists frail, aged and isolated people, and people with disabilities with transport. A dedicated team of volunteers, transport people to shopping, social outings, medical and allied health appointments, visiting family and friends.

$40,000

$40,000

$40,000

$40,000

Lilydale Assist

Lilydale Assist - Strengthening and Future Proofing Place- based Support Services

This project aims to enable a trusted, long-serving local agency to deliver enhanced and responsive information and support services to the local community. If funded in full, the project will allow Lilydale Assist to transform and reach its potential - building capacity of the organisation to grow and diversify its funding, service offerings and capacity of the workforce. Core services will be maintained; emergency relief, advocacy and referral, personal counselling, tourist information and secretariat for local emergency relief network.

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

Dandenong Ranges Emergency Services (DRES)

Ranges Emergency Relief

The partnership with Yarra Ranges Council will enable DRERS to continue to provide a quality emergency relief service to our community through funding that would assist DRERS to meet operational expenses, administrative costs and employ a manager to oversee the services and programs. We propose to continue to provide programs in the areas of emergency relief, a drop in centre, school breakfasts, Christmas gifts for underprivileged children, and fresh garden produce. We will provide a range of services designed to alleviate food insecurity to the most vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised people in our community.

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

Yarra Valley ECOSS

Yarra Valley ECOSS

Yarra Valley ECOSS is a multi faceted, growing Community Environment Hub. They host Work for the Dole, Cire Community School (twice weekly), Interchange, Wesley Mission, general schools program and general community volunteers. All the participants of the program have options of areas of involvement, including: gardening, horticulture, maintenance, earth building, and specific projects. Wesley Mission are currently building a Native Bee Wall, CIRE students have just completed a bio filtration project, and earth ship style seat, and are undertaking various other hands- on learning projects.

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

Melba Support Services Inc.

Our Healthy Communities

Working with schools in the Yarra Ranges, Melba will develop and deliver a series of collaborative healthy-eating workshops in schools. Students will work alongside people with complex physical and intellectual disabilities, participating in tasks such as growing, harvesting, preparing and cooking fresh produce to create a delicious meal.

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

Anchor Inc

Rapid Response Pilot

This partnership proposal brings services together in a timely manner to respond effectively to rough sleepers at their place of location. Our Rapid Response Pilot (RRP) recognises geographical isolation as a significant barrier for rough sleepers in accessing services. Our assertive outreach approach is an integral part of Anchor's RRP design that aims to reduce barriers to accessing support by providing a tailored response.

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

Monbulk and District Community Opportunities Working Group (MADCOW)

Developing Monbulk & District Communities Capacity for a connected, healthy & sustainable future.

MADCOW is looking to deepen its capacity to support the townships of Monbulk, Silvan and The Patch Districts by becoming part of the National Network of ABCDE (Asset Based Community Driven Efforts) Learning sites. The intent of becoming an ABCDE Learning Site is to harness and strengthen the work that MADCOW has done over the past few years to allow it to deliver programs and initiatives that result in a flourishing and connected community.

$8,800

$8,800

$8,800

$8,800

Koha Community Cafe Inc

Koha Community Cafe

This project will continue to provide 70-100 healthy freshly made vegetarian three course meals once a week. It will offer a safe, welcoming environment for many people including those who are isolated, people with mental health issues or physical disabilities, struggling young families, those who can benefit from Koha through volunteering to develop their confidence and skills and potentially skills to gain employment.

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

Mt Evelyn Township Group

Provide Funding for Township Group activities and projects via the Network

The Township Groups which make up the Yarra Ranges Township Group Network (YRTGN) are volunteer organisations. Members have an ongoing burden of financial commitments to provide an infrastructure for their volunteers' considerable commitment of time, effort and personal skills.
Raising funds for administrative and project costs imposes additional strain on their resources. The YRTGN has determined that small amounts of money in a timely fashion when they are needed can make a difference between a group's demise, survival and encouragement to grow.

$6,150

$6,150

$6,150

$6,150

Caladenia Dementia Care

Caladenia Dementia Specific Carer Support

Caladenia has provided support and information to carers as well as hosting a monthly support group for over 30 years. This group is the only dementia specific support group in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, and is unfunded under our current funding agreements. With the support of Council we have been able to not only continue to provide these services - but the services to carers have been able to grow and expand to meet the growing need in the area.

$8,000

$8,000

$8,000

$8,000

Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)

Engaging Refugee Families and Children in Education

The project will engage a bilingual Hakha Chin project officer who will together work with local preschools to engage refugee families in their children's learning. The project will enable the preschools and primary schools to share information with parents more effectively, encourage parent involvement in school and parent committees, identify issues and topics for information sessions or training such as training on enrolment requirements, communications apps and undertake excursions to school/preschool, open days and orientation days.

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

Healesville Environment Watch Inc (HEWI)

Protecting Plants, People, Place

HEWI will continue practical community engagement supporting Council’s goals: 1) Active and engaged communities; 2) Protected and enhanced environment. The scope of work will include, but not limited to, (i) water watch projects, (ii) protecting platypus, (iii) orchid surveys, (iv) community education workshops run in partnership with partnering organisations.

$5,000

$4,500

$4,000

$3,500

The Hills Food Frontier

THFF: Changing the world one bite at a time

The Hills Food Frontier (THFF) is known in the Hills for its ability to 'make it happen' by utilising the generous nature of volunteer members as well as our expertise in collaborating with local communities. THFF currently have four projects underway: Tecoma FLAME Community Garden and Food Forest, Food is Free Tecoma (FIFT), The Ridge Community Good Food Project and the Proserpina Community Educational Hub. THFF would like to develop more projects such as a demonstration Nature Strip Food Garden. The diverse THFF Program will provide: Good Food Growing, Good Food Eating, Good Food Promotion, Good Food Learning.

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

Yarra Ranges Enterprise Centres Ltd (YREC)

Nurturing Great Ideas - Growing Small Business

This proposal aims to consolidate YREC's successful business incubation model and expand this model to increase the delivery of YREC's services across the Yarra Ranges region. YREC has established an excellent and well recognised business incubation model within the local community of Warburton and surrounding area. Using this model as a base, YREC now aims to launch from this model and expand over the next four years.

$30,000

$30,000

$28,000

$28,000

Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation

Coranderrk Visitor Program

The aim of this project is to develop and implement a visitor program for Coranderrk Aboriginal Station to enable the stories of Coranderrk to be shared with all community members. It will be completed by a team comprising a project sub committee of Wandoon Estate Aboriginal
Corporation and consultants as required. The project will draw on research from Nicola Stairmand’s State Library of Victoria Fellowship to guide the development of a visitor program framework suitable for self-guided tours, with audiences including community and specialist groups such as Coranderrk descendants and agricultural groups.

$7,000

$7,000

$7,000

$7,000

Outer East Foodshare

Building Food Relief Capacity in the Yarra Ranges

Outer East Foodshare will undertake a raft of activities, not limited to: (i) increasing the amount of protein delivered per month to food relief agencies, (ii) increasing the number of services provided to agencies e.g. food delivery, workshops, mentoring and coaching, and (iii) providing fresher food, reduce the amount of wasted and support local growers and to reduce the amount of food that is wasted, reduce food miles.

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

Holy Fools Inc

Taking Hope, Grace and Love to the Streets

Holy Fools plans to refine and provide operational resources to deliver: (i) outreach services operate all hours, and locations, other services don’t service, (ii) an education program that increases comprehension of local issues of poverty and homelessness and invite support for the vulnerable,
(iii) advocacy programs to assist individuals as well as championing for change at a political level, and (iv) research with partners to count rough sleepers throughout the Yarra Ranges.

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

Mountain District Radio (3MDR)

3MDR - Unlocking The Potential

This is an organisational partnership covering all aspects of operations undertaken by community radio 3MDR. This partnership will enable 3MDR to increase its staffing levels, providing the capacity for the station to greatly expand its operations regarding broadcasting, community engagement, student placements, education & training, live music, on-site events, fundraising initiatives, support for local arts, culture & the environment and emergency alerts.

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

Agribusiness Yarra Valley (AgYV)

Growing and Supporting Successful Agribusinesses

A vibrant agricultural sector is critical to health and wellbeing of the Yarra Ranges community. AgYV’s strength lies in our ability to establish and develop partnerships, leverage skills and exchange information with industry and government stakeholders. These partnerships support agriculture in the region by providing information on a variety of topics and the opportunity to network cross sector industries. We also participate in collaborative projects that assist growers to be innovative and sustainable.

$8,000

$8,000

$8,000

$8,000

Totals

$334,950

$334,450

$331,950

$331,450


2018 - 2022 Partnership Grant Programs - Creative Communities

Applicant

Title

Brief Description

Granted - Y1

Granted - Y2

Granted - Y3

Granted - Y4

hillsceneLIVE

hillsceneLIVE

hillsceneLIVE is a 10 month artistic development program, culminating in an annual experimental live art festival. Having built a dynamic and diverse artistic program each year since its inception in 2014, hillsceneLIVE is now looking to sustain the steady growth of the project over the coming years. hillsceneLIVE is a small-scale project with a broad reach and high level impact. The size of the project provides a stronger foundation for deeper experimentation. We will remain grassroots, and deepen, rather than expand, the project with this proposal. More strategic planning, operational integrity, professional development & an expanded Creative Leadership Team will see
hillsceneLIVE continuing to contribute powerfully to the rich and vibrant culture of the Yarra Ranges

$8,650

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

Belgrave Community Arts Partnership

Belgrave Lantern Parade

The Belgrave Lantern Parade is an all ages, all abilities community event celebrating the winter solstice in June each year. A Lantern Village is created during the afternoon and in the evening the Main St in Belgrave is closed while 10,000 plus participants and viewers gather for a parade of lanterns, performers, singers, drummers and more. The parade is the culmination of many months spent lantern making by community groups, individuals, shop traders and our partners in this program. A series of workshops is run by lantern makers to equip the community with lantern making skills. The Winter Windows program sees lanterns appear in shop windows in the weeks prior to the parade.

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

Celebrate Mooroolbark Inc.

'Celebrate Mooroolbark' Annual Community Festival

From small beginnings Celebrate Mooroolbark is now a leading community festival in the Yarra Ranges Shire. It attracts 10,000 attendees and includes over 120 stalls, a street parade, two stages and new attractions every year. Celebrate Mooroolbark connects and brings the community together for a fun, social experience which improves their quality of life. It contributes to and celebrates the
cultural and artistic heritage of the region while utilising our biggest local public space.

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

Belgrave Survival Day Committee

Belgrave Survival Day

Belgrave Survival Day (BSD) is a free community festival held at Borthwick Park on January 26th each year to celebrate and acknowledge the value and vibrancy of Indigenous music and culture. The aim is to raise public awareness of Indigenous culture, traditions and contemporary issues and bring all Australians together in the true spirit of Reconciliation. The event aims to be a living and breathing example of how the first nation peoples of this continent can be honoured and respected
within a wider context of mutual respect and inclusivity.

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

Dandenong Ranges Music Council (DRMC)

Yarra Ranges Community Music

The four year partnership funding will support the community engagement of the DRMC focussed on: (i) community cultural development, (ii) project delivery including community music, choral works
and inclusion, and (iii) engaging the community through music arts.

$38,000

$38,000

$38,000

$38,000

Yarra Valley ECOSS

Ecotopia Earth Festival

Ecotopia Earth Festival celebrates community and sustainability. It is the Upper Yarra's only significant, annual grass roots festival patronised by a broad cross section of the community. This free event is accessible by public transport and is wheelchair accessible. This festival is always innovative and has created a large and successful Recycled Fashion Parade event within the festival. Ecotopia brings all the sustainability initiatives of the town to the street, and showcases all
that the community does throughout the year in their own homes.

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

Yarra Valley Arts Council Inc. trading as Yarra Valley Arts

Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards

The Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards is a collaborative event between Yarra Valley Arts and Yering Station, a premier winery in the Yarra Valley. The exhibition has grown in stature since 2001 and is now an iconic event on the Victorian Arts calendar. It is respected for its consistency and longevity, and for regularly showcasing a cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice from both established and emerging artists. It is now the longest running sculpture exhibition among the current group of established sculpture exhibitions in Victoria.

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

$12,000

Burrinja (Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc.)

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Open Studios provides an opportunity for both our local community and regional visitors to experience Hills regions artists in their working studio spaces. It coordinates, produces and promotes an Open Weekend each autumn where participating studios are open to the public. The weekend is integrated with an exhibition of participating artists works at Burrinja and is combined with a program of promoted 'events' at many of the studios. Open Studios is a premier cultural
tourism event for the region, providing a unique experience of meeting artists in their working studio

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

TarraWarra Museum of Art Ltd

Open Weekend

The Open Weekend at TarraWarra Museum of Art began in 2013 as a once-off public celebration for the museum’s tenth birthday, throwing open the doors for all. Strong attendance numbers and positive feedback instigated an annual event funded by Yarra Ranges Council, which explored family-focussed programming, while the proposed future programming will look at two main broad
themes – ‘supporting our creative communities’ and ‘active participation in the arts’.

$8,000

$8,000

$8,000

$8,000

Yarra Valley Singers Inc.

Bring the joy of choral singing to more people across the Yarra Ranges

Yarra Valley Singers (YVS) is an non-auditioned adult community choir, established in 1988, which now has over 70 members. It is one of Victoria's premier regional community choirs, reaching out to audiences across the Yarra Ranges region and representing the Yarra Ranges at state-wide choral events. The YVS seeks to: (i) increase access to a wider base of participants, (ii) offer training to its members and music leadership team, (iii) celebrate features of the Yarra Ranges Cultural Heritage
– its environment, events and people, through singing.

$12,000

$10,000

$8,332

$6,248

Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society (UYVHS)

The Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society: into the future

The partnership with Council will enable the UYVHS to: (i) offer an informative, satisfying Museum experience; offer services for research into local history; interact with the community through events, publications and promotion; (ii) cater for volunteer skills and interests; attract and train
volunteers; promote the repositories of local history.

$7,000

$7,000

$7,000

$7,000

Yarra Valley Musicians Collective Incorporated

Healesville Music Festival

The aim of the Yarra Valley Musicians Collective is to promote live music and actively engage the Community in developing musical skills. They will: (i) deliver the Healesville Music Festival, (ii) provide opportunities for younger people to participate as artists, festival organisers and volunteers,
and (iii) inspire and encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate in making music.

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

Misfit Theatre

The Road to Sustainability

The Misfit Project (TMP) consists of a range of programs. Options include theatre based development groups, writers groups, digital storytelling, theatre performances, camps, workshops, volunteer and employment opportunities. Central to the development of TMP is the creation of
multiple entry points to the support of The Misfit Project.

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

Totals

$158,650

$160,000

$158,332

$156,248

 

Get in touch

Get in touch with the Grants Team by phone on 1300 368 333 or by email at grants@yarraranges.vic.gov.au