Update: We understand there may be some uncertainty due to the quickly evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We want to reassure you that our community grants program is continuing to run as normal. Our Council officers are here to help you, every step of the way.

Visit our Get help with your grant application page, or contact the Community Development Officer (Grants and Partnerships) on 9278 4753 or at [email protected], who can put you in contact with the relevant contact to discuss your project with.

Each year, we provide much needed financial support for projects and activities that benefit our community through a number of different community grant programs.

Funding is provided to not-for-profit community organisations and groups, helping them to implement projects that respond to the social, cultural, recreational and environmental needs of all Boroondara residents.

If you are a not-for-profit community organisation or group with an idea for a project, there are various grants you can apply for.

Small Grants (Biannual)

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday 19 April 2020

Apply for Small Grants (Biannual)

These grants provide quick-turnaround funding of up to $3,000 for small, new and one-off services, programs and activities that strengthen the Boroondara community.

To be eligible for Small Grants (Biannual) your project must be completed within 6 months of receiving your funding, which will be provided within 28 days of receiving your approval letter.

Small Grants do not cover items like professional fees such as wages and salaries or administration costs such as stationary and correspondence. If your project does include professional fees and administration costs, you may be eligible for an Annual Community Strengthening Grant.

Annual Community Strengthening Grants 2020-21

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday 19 April 2020

Apply for Annual Community Strengthening Grants

These grants provide funding of up to $10,000 for new, one-off projects and activities that strengthen the Boroondara community. Your project has to be completed by 31 December 2021.

Grant streams

For Small Grants (Biannual) and Annual Community Strengthening Grants, you can apply under 6 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.

Commemorative Community Grants

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for community organisations and schools to support initiatives that recognise Australia’s wartime heritage, in particular, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

We're here to help

To give your application the best chance at success, it is imperative that you discuss your project or activity with a relevant Council officer prior to submitting your grant application.

You can attend one of our community grant information sessions to learn more about the process.

Get help with your grant application

More information

For more information, please contact the Community Development Officer (Grants and Partnerships) on 9278 4753 or email [email protected].

To view all of our community grants that run at various stages annually, biannually and every 3 years, View all grants.