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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.

Community Grants Funding Guidelines 2019/20

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

Download the Guidelines:

Community Grants Funding Guidelines for 2019/20  (pdf, 1MB)

Grants Writing Workshop

A Grants Writing Workshop will be held to help people with applying for a grant. The workshop will be held on Thursday 21 March, from 9.30am to 11am, at Council's Braeside offices, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood.

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


9am, Wednesday 13 March Community Grants Funding Program opens online 
Thursday 21 March,
9.30am to 11am
Grants Writing Workshop
Maroondah City Council
Braeside Ave, Ringwood
Monday 29 April Closing date for all applications
May/June Assessment process
Late June Notification of outcomes
Wednesday 17 July Grants presentation evening
Saturday 31 May, 2020 Final day for submission of 2019/2020 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 penny.moore@maroondah.vic,

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