Community Grants Program

Maroondah City Council supports projects that enhance community wellbeing and make Maroondah a heathier, supportive, resilient and more inclusive community.

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


Applications for Community Grants are open until Sunday 14 April 2024. Applications are submitted online.

Please click on the grant you are interested in applying for to begin your application:

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. 

Apply now

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.

Apply now


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.

Apply now

View the previous recipients of our Grants Program

We're here to help

View the guidelines for assessment criteria, budget tips, key contacts and more. 

Community Development Grant guidelines(PDF, 4MB)

If you feel you need additional help with your application, please call 9298 4598 and ask to speak with Robyn Williams or Chris Riseley, or email

Call us to get started

This year, organisations applying for Community Development or Emergency Relief grants are required to discuss their proposed application with a Council officer. Council officers can provide insight, tips and suggestions on your proposed project and, where relevant, suggest other community groups you may wish to partner with.

Please call 9298 4598 and ask for the relevant Council officer below. If you are unsure who to speak to, please ask for Robyn Williams or Chris Riseley in the Community Development team or email

  • Aged and Disability – Abi Abarajitha, Richard Joseph
  • Budget/GST – Daniel Langton
  • Children and Youth – Natalie Godley
  • Child Safe Standards – Marisa Grosso
  • Community Partnerships – Robyn Williams, Chris Riseley
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), recent migrants and refugees – Rose Ensor
  • Emergency Relief – Chris Riseley
  • First Peoples - Chris Riseley
  • Gender Equity – Annette Degenhardt
  • LGBTIQA+ - Rachelle Jones
  • Sport and Recreation – Josh Burt


Date What's happening

Monday 4 March 2024

Community Grants Funding Program opens online
Sunday 14 April 2024 Closing date for all applications - no late applications will be accepted
May/June 2024 Assessment process
Late June 2024 Notification of outcomes
Wednesday 24 July 2024 Grants Recognition Event - Karralyka
Sunday 13 April 2025 Final day for submission of 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