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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 close at 4pm Tuesday 15 May

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)

Grant Writing Workshop

A grant writing workshop to help with applying for a grant will be held from 9.30am-11.30am on Tuesday 17 April at Council's Braeside offices, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood.

To book, contact Penny Moore on 9294 5747 or email

Apply now

You can apply for the Community Grants Funding Program through the online Smarty Grants system.

You can preview the application form and note any documents you will need to attach. You can also save and return to your application as often as you like before finally submitting it. For help with applying through Smarty Grants, see the applicant help page

Community Development Grants Scheme

Apply for  a Community Development Grant

Small Equipment Grants Scheme

 Apply for a Small Equipment Grant


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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