To apply for a Commemorative Community Grant, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Check that you are eligible

Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria.

Step 2: Consider the objectives and assessment criteria

Commemorative Community Grant applications are assessed against a series of objectives and assessment criteria. 

For more information, see Eligibility, objectives and conditions.

Step 3: Discuss your idea

Before you apply for a grant, you must discuss your grant application with the Boroondara Arts Cultural Development Officer Bridget Flood by calling 9278 4770 or via email at [email protected] prior to making your submission. 

This will help you to plan your project or activity and meet the funding and program priorities.

Step 4: Get help with your application

If you have any questions or need advice, we are here to help.

For enquiries about the Commemorative Community Grants program, please contact the Boroondara Arts Cultural Development Officer Bridget Flood by calling 9278 4770 or via email at [email protected].

Step 5: Complete your application

Applications open from 9am, Monday 2 March 2020.

When applications are open they are submitted online in SmartyGrants. 

Make sure you complete the budget requirements using the budget form in SmartyGrants, noting that:

  • all budget costs must be justified for the project proposal
  • all items listed in the budget must include a description of the item
  • some applications may receive partial funding.

Supporting documents

Be sure to attach all supporting documentation. Your application cannot be assessed until we receive all these documents:

  • Incorporation Annual Statement or Annual Information Statement 
  • Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • your organisation's Annual Report or audited financial statement
  • evidence of an adequate public liability insurance policy to cover the staff, members and the general public, as appropriate
  • letters or emails of support (optional).

Helpful resources

We also have some helpful resources available to help with your application:

Step 6: Submit your application

Once you have completed the above steps and you are happy with your application, you can finalise your submission through SmartyGrants.

Step 7: Application assessment

Applications are assessed against the assessment criteria (see Step 2) by Council Officers and the Community Strengthening Grants Assessment Panel. 

The panel's recommendations are then submitted to Council for final endorsement.

Step 8: Results are announced

We will let you know if your application has been successful via email. 

Step 9: Grant payments

If you are successful, you will receive your grant funds within 28 days of your approval letter (or as otherwise specified).

Step 10: Evaluation

Successful applicants will be required to provide a written project report annually (or as otherwise specified in the funding agreement) against agreed performance outcomes, as part of the decision-making process for continuing the funding. This is done online via SmartyGrants.

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