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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

Department Contact Number
Recreation William Bullock (03) 9278 4783
Sport Dominique Bebbington (03) 9278 4797

Life-long Community

Department Contact Number
Aged Services Maree Guthrie (03) 9278 4955

Creative Community

Department Contact Number
Arts and Culture Bridget Rasmussen (03) 9278 4770

Healthy Community

Department Contact Number
Children and Families Suzanne Jervies (03) 9278 4698
Cultural Diversity Emma Wilkinson (03) 9278 4436
Disability, Access and Inclusion Cassandra Chatwin-Smith (03) 9278 4436
Health and Wellbeing Elanna Nolan (03) 9278 4427
Neighbourhood Houses Katelyn Stanyer (03) 9278 4869
Safer Communities Andrea Learbuch or
Mila Sumner
(03) 9278 4715 or
(03) 9278 4691
Reconciliation   Liz O’Loughlin (03) 9278 4693
Volunteering Georgia Lukacs-Rotow (03) 9278 4550
Youth Brydie Shackleford (03) 9278 4608

Sustainable Community

Department Contact Number
Environment Liz Casper (03) 9278 4347

Vibrant Retail Precincts

Department Contact Number
Local Economies Sonja Tomasovic (03) 9278 4879

For general enquiries about the grants program, please the Community Development Officer (Grants and Partnerships) on 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.