Discuss your idea with a Council officer

Before you apply for a grant, you must talk through your project idea with a Council officer. They'll help you shape your application to give it the best chance of success.

Depending on which stream your grant falls under, please contact the relevant person below. 

Active Community

RecreationWilliam Bullock(03) 9278 4783
SportChloe Cook(03) 9278 4734

Life-long Community

Aged ServicesMaree Guthrie(03) 9278 4955

Creative Community

Arts and CultureBridget Rasmussen(03) 9278 4770

Healthy Community

Children and FamiliesJemma Hansen0417 762 160
Cultural DiversityMel Brown(03) 9278 4998
Disability, Access and InclusionCassandra Chatwin-Smith(03) 9278 4336
Health and WellbeingElanna Nolan(03) 9278 4427
Neighbourhood HousesKatelyn Stanyer(03) 9278 4822
Safer CommunitiesAndrea Learbuch(03) 9278 4898 
Reconciliation  Liz O’Loughlin(03) 9278 4693
VolunteeringGeorgia Lukacs-Rotow(03) 9278 4550
YouthBenjamin Breslin(03) 9278 7822

Sustainable Community

EnvironmentLiz Casper(03) 9278 4347

Vibrant Retail Precincts

Local EconomiesJacqui Buckland(03) 9278 4707

For general enquiries about the grants program, please the Community Development Officer (Grants and Partnerships) on (03) 9278 4753 or email [email protected].

Have you talked to a Council officer about your project?

  • If yes, go to step 6
  • If no, please contact the relevant Council officer from the list above. Your project won't be eligible for funding if you don't complete this step.

Would you like any help with your application? We have information sessions, one-on-one grant writing help and assistance with applying online. See our website for more information.