• Open to direct service delivery community organisations.
  • Grants of up to $15,000 a year.
  • Funding is for 3 financial years, subject to an annual review.
  • Applications are currently closed.

The Healthy Community grants support programs and activities that promote the safety, good health and wellbeing of individuals, families and community groups across all ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds.

Its purpose is to enable organisations to respond directly to the needs of disadvantaged residents and to allow community service organisations to plan longer term, attract resources and build strategic partnerships with other organisations in Boroondara.

Organisations that receive this funding participate in regular networking and information sharing, and provide Council with information about current service trends, and community needs and issues.


The objectives of the Healthy Community grants are to:

  • promote health and wellbeing activities
  • build connected and inclusive communities
  • support programs and activities that enhance community safety.

Healthy Community supports Council's major key directions and strategic objectives and the Council Plan 2013-17.

Assessment criteria

Healthy Community applications are assessed against the following criteria. The additional points are provided to assist in guiding your responses.

1. What are the objectives of the proposed service program activity? (25%)

  • How will your service address the Community Strengthening Grants Program objectives?
  • How will your service address at least 2 of the Healthy Community objectives listed above?

2. Why is the proposed service, program or activity needed in Boroondara? (25%)

  • Demonstration that the service or program responds to a community need and evidence of demand.
  • Demonstration that your research has identified this gap in services and/or opportunities in the community that you intend to fill.
  • Will this project duplicate existing services or programs?
  • Demonstration that this service or program cannot be funded elsewhere.
  • Clear rationale for the service or program being provided over a 3-year period.

3. Who will benefit from your service or program? (25%)

  • Who will participate in your program?
  • How will the project significantly benefit City of Boroondara residents?
  • How does the service or program create links and develop partnerships with other organisations?

4. How will your organisation manage the funded service, program or activity over the 3-year period? (25%)

  • Evidence that the organisation has the expertise and capacity to successfully manage and evaluate the service or program.
  • Evidence of a relevant program plan (including timelines) and a realistic 3-year budget.
  • Demonstrated capacity for ongoing program and/or service development over 3 years.
  • Consideration given to the future sustainability of the project (for example, sponsorships or other fundraising).