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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.
  • Emergency Relief Grant Scheme
    This scheme offers assistance up to $5,000 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

Community Grants Funding Guidelines 2020/21

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 2020/21  (docx, 2MB)

Grants Writing Workshops - cancelled

In response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Council has cancelled the two Grant Writing Workshops scheduled for Wednesday 25 March and Thursday 26 March. These workshops were intended to assist people with applying for a community grant. If you would like assistance with your application or have any questions, please feel free to contact Council via the details below:

Apply

Community Development Grants Scheme

Emergency Relief Grant Scheme

Small Equipment Grants Scheme

For further assistance applying, please view the SmartyGrants - Help guide for applicants 

Timeframes

Date  What's happening

9am, Tuesday 10 March

Community Grants Funding Program open

7pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 25 March

Grants Writing Workshop,
Maroondah City Council,
Braeside Ave, Ringwood

The Grants Writing Workshops have been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

9.30am to 11am, Thursday 26 March

 
Grants Writing Workshop,
Maroondah City Council,
Braeside Ave, Ringwood

The Grants Writing Workshops have been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Friday 24 April

Closing date for all applications

May/June

Assessment process

Late June

Notification of outcomes

Wednesday 22 July

Grants recognition evening

Monday 31 May, 2021

Final day for submission of 2020/2021 Grant Acquittal/Evaluation Report

Further information

For further information on the Community Development Grants and Emergency Relief Grants please contact Council's Community Development Officer on 9294 5747 or email penny.moore@maroondah.vic,gov.au

For further information on the Small Equipment Grants please contact Council’s Community Planning Officer on 9294 5746 or email Brian.Tu@maroondah.vic.gov.au

04/08/2017
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