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Get in quick, community funding applications closing soon!

Published on 10 May 2018
  • Community
  • Grants
community-grants.jpg The 2018/19 Community Grants Funding Program closes on Tuesday 15 May.

Not-for-profit groups and organisations in need of funds to help deliver programs, projects and events in Maroondah are reminded that applications for funding assistance through the 2018/19 Community Grants Funding Program close on Tuesday 15 May.

The Community Grants Funding Program is available to incorporated or auspiced, not-for-profit community groups with limited access to financial resources.

Maroondah Mayor, Councillor Nora Lamont, encouraged eligible groups with projects that fit the criteria to find out more about the program and submit an application before 15 May.

“The program is designed to support new initiatives or enhance the delivery of existing services through funding equipment purchases or other costs associated with program delivery,” Cr Lamont said.

The funding programs offer a range of annual grant schemes:

  • Community Development Grants – offers financial assistance to not-for-profit community groups to develop programs, projects and events.
  • Small Equipment Grants – eligible for requests of $500 or less to cover small equipment purchases, printing costs or administration costs to incorporated/not-for-profit support groups.
  • Arts and Cultural Grants Program supports community driven projects, initiatives and events that increases the arts profile and participation in Maroondah.

Organisations are only permitted to submit one application to any one of the grant programs.

Last year, 85 community organisations benefited from more than $142,800 allocated through the Community Funding Grants Program.

Cr Lamont said successful applicants were chosen based on the overall benefit of their program or project to the residents of Maroondah.

“Last year’s recipients came from a broad range of community groups, with a significant amount of funding being allocated to emergency relief and programs targeting the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community and disability groups,” Cr Lamont said.

“The financial assistance provided through the Community Grants Funding Program means that community groups have the resources to undertake a greater range of services, facilities and programs throughout the municipality,” she said.

Applications are available online via the Smarty Grants system. For help, see the applicant help page.

For further details, contact Council’s Community Development Officer on 9294 5747 or email

Applications close 4pm on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

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