Community Grants Funding Program

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

  • Community Development Grants Scheme
    This scheme offers assistance up to $5,000 to incorporated, not for profit groups to develop programs, projects and events that enhance community wellbeing and increase participation. This scheme also offers assistance to not-for-profit incorporated organisations with a focus on community recovery arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Emergency Relief Grant Scheme
    This scheme offers assistance up to $7,000 to incorporated, not for profit groups to develop and deliver programs and resources to assist vulnerable people and those at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.
  • Small Equipment Grants Scheme
    This scheme is for requests of $750 or less to cover small equipment purchases, printing or administration costs to incorporated not for profit community support groups only.

View the previous recipients of our Grants Program


Applications for the Community Grants 2023/24 are now closed. Applicants were advised of the outcome of their application in late June 2023. 


Date What's happening
9am, Tuesday 14 March Community Grants Funding Program open
6pm to 7pm, Tuesday 21 March Community Grants Information Session
4pm, Friday 28 April Closing date for all applications
May/June Assessment process
Late June Notification of outcomes
Wednesday 19 July Grants recognition evening
April 2024

Final day for submission of 2023/2024 Grant Acquittal/Evaluation Report

Acknowledging Council funding

Successful grant applicants must acknowledge the funding support provided by Maroondah City Council. See our guidelines below for further information.

Community Grants Acknowledgement and Publicity Guidelines(PDF, 371KB)

Child Safety

Maroondah City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation where all children and young people are valued and protected from harm and abuse. We have zero tolerance for child abuse.

As part of our commitment to child safety and the Victorian Child Safe Standards, Council has child safety requirements in place to help ensure the safety of children and young people under 18 years of age when providing grant funding to other organisations, groups or individuals. 

For more information about Council’s child safety requirements for grant recipients please see the Information Sheet below or contact Council’s Child Safety and Inclusion Advisor on 1300 88 22 or 03 9298 4598 or email

Community Grants and child safety(PDF, 205KB)

Statutory declaration form - grants recipients(DOC, 98KB)

Further information

For further information on the Community Development Grants, Small equipment Grants and Emergency Relief grants contact our Community Development Officer on 1300 88 22 33 or 03 9298 4598 or email