Applications are now open for our Small Grants (Biannual).

Our Small Grants Program provides not-for-profit community-based organisations and groups small grants of up to $3,000.

The grants are designed to help run projects and activities that support the social, cultural, recreational and environmental needs of Boroondara residents. This could be funding for new equipment, developing new activities and other projects that would benefit our local community.

Funding allocations

Not-for-profit community organisations and groups can apply for grants of up to $3,000 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

In Round 1 of the Small Grants (Biannual), we invested over $83,000 in 40 community projects.

You can see the fill lost of grants awarded on our Recommended Small (Biannual) Community Grants 2021- Round 1 page.

Who can apply

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit our How to apply for a Small Grants (Biannual) page.

When to apply

Applications for round 2 of Small Grants (Biannual) open at 9:00am on Monday 4 October 2021.

Applications will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 24 October 2021.

Information Sessions

If you are thinking of applying for a Small Grants (Biannual), join our online information sessions and learn more about the application process. 

It's a great opportunity to give your application the best chance at success. You'll learn about the application process, selection criteria and the assessment process itself. You can also ask questions and speak directly with a relevant Council Officer prior to submitting your grant application.

Organisations intending to apply for a grant are encouraged to attend one of the grant information sessions.

Register for information session

Information session 1


Wednesday 6 October from 10:30am to 12:00pm

Information session 2


Thursday 7 October from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Information session 3


Tuesday 12 October from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Information session 4


Tuesday 19 October from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

More information

For more information visit our Small Grants (Biannual) page or email [email protected].