Determine whether you qualify for an Annual Community Strengthening Grant

To qualify for a grant, your organisation must: 

  • provide direct benefits to residents of the City of Boroondara
  • be not-for-profit, as classified by the Australian Tax Office in the Income Tax Assessment Act (1936) 
  • be a registered legally constituted entity. You may have another organisation auspice your application (unless requesting less than $1,000).
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN), or complete a Statement by Supplier form or hold an exemption from registration
  • have a committee of management that accepts responsibility for the administration of the grant
  • hold a public liability insurance policy to cover the staff, members and the general public, if appropriate
  • not have your own grant-giving or fundraising program that finances another organisation's community initiatives
  • comply with all other relevant Australian legislation and Victorian legislation, including: accounting and auditing requirements; equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws; human rights laws; privacy, confidentiality and freedom of information laws; registration or accreditation of professional employees; and preparation and dissemination of annual reports
  • have an adequate risk management plan in place (as required)
  • if relevant, have satisfactorily accounted to Council for the expenditure of any previous Council grants.

See our grants eligibility and conditions page for conditions of funding and what we won't fund.

Does your organisation comply with all of the criteria above?

  • If yes, go to step 2
  • If no, your organisation doesn’t qualify for an Annual Community Strengthening Grant. If you’d like to clarify any of the above criteria, please contact the Community Development Officer (Grants and Partnerships) on 9278 4753 or email [email protected].