Community grants are back in 2022

From stroke survivors to soccer mums, our grants program is here to help.

Each year, we provide important financial support to community organisations, not-for-profits, sports clubs and individuals through various grants. Different grants fit different groups and purposes, but they all support the delivery of projects, activities and initiatives that benefit our community.

We’re highlighting two of the grants on offer in 2022, kicking off with Small Grants (Biannual) which are open now.

Round 1 applications are now open for Small Grants (Biannual)

These grants allow not-for-profit community organisations or groups with a great idea for a project to apply for quick-turnaround funding of up to $3,000 for new and one-off services, programs and activities in our community.

In 2021, 40 community projects received funding through our Round 1 Small (Biannual) grants program.

One of last year’s successful grant recipients, Ashburton United Soccer Club, was able to implement its Walking Football program for people aged 60 years and over and introductory Soccer Mums program designed for women of all abilities. Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre received a grant to buy art supplies.

Now is your chance to apply for Small Grants (Biannual) funding.

Applications close at 11:59 pm on Sunday 20 March.

To apply or find out more, visit Small Grants (Biannual)

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Annual Community Strengthening Grants

Annual Community Strengthening Grants offer not-for-profit community organisations and groups up to $10,000 to support new initiatives that
strengthen our community.

For both Small Grants (Biannual) and Annual Community Strengthening Grants, applicants can apply for funding under the following six streams:

  • Active Community – Sports and Recreation
  • Life-long Community – Opportunities for Over 55s
  • Creative Community – Arts and Culture
  • Healthy Community – Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Sustainable Community – Environmental Sustainability
  • Vibrant Retail Precincts

We provided a total of $294,050 in Annual Community Strengthening Grants funding to 55 successful applicants in the last round. Recipients
included the Boroondara Stroke Support Group, which received vital funding to support the needs of stroke survivors and carers through initiatives like its Cooking Group, Quarterly Carers and Stroke Survivor Therapy, regular luncheons and the Zoom Sing for Recovery project.

Mind Boroondara received funding for its Food and Mood Program, supporting adult clients experiencing severe mental ill-health and social isolation in Boroondara. The program aims to educate clients about the link between healthy eating and mental health and wellbeing.

Applications for this year open in late April. To find out more, visit Annual Community Strengthening Grants.

More grants available

These are just some of the grants offered by Council. Find a grant suitable for you, your group or your club, or get in contact with a council officer who can answer any questions you have by visiting Community grants.