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Community Grants Funding Program

The Community Grants Funding Program offers two annual grants schemes to incorporated, not-for-profit community groups on an annual basis. Applications are submitted online.

  • The Community Development Grants Scheme
    This scheme offers assistance to incorporated, not for profit groups to develop programs, projects and events that enhance community wellbeing and increase participation.
  • The Small Equipment Grants Scheme
    This scheme is for requests of $500.00 or less to cover small equipment purchases, printing or administration costs to incorporated not for profit community support groups only.

Applications have now closed on 15 May 2018.

Community Grants Funding Guidelines 2018/19

The Community Grants Funding Guidelines provide information on eligibility and assessment criteria, tips for completing grant applications, and funding conditions.

Community Grants Funding Guidelines 2018/19  (pdf, 1MB)

Community Grants Funding Guidelines 2018/19  (docx, 144KB)

Applications now closed

Applications for the Community Grants Funding Program were made through the online Smarty Grants system.


Wednesday 4 April 2018 9am Community Grants Funding Program opens online 
Tuesday 17 April 2018 9.30-11am Grants Writing Workshop
Maroondah City Council
Braeside Ave, Ringwood
Tuesday 15 May 2018 4pm Closing date for all applications
June/July 2018 Assessment process
Mid-July 2018 Notification of outcomes
Wednesday 15 August 2018 Grants presentation evening
Friday 31 May 2019 Final day for submission of 2018 Grant acquittal/Evaluation report

Further information

For further information on the Community Development Grants and Small Equipment Grants please contact Council's Community Development Officer on 9294 5747 or email  

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