Triennial Operational Grants eligibility and conditions

Eligibility criteria 

To be eligible for a Triennial Operational Grant you must:

  • be committed to providing direct benefits to residents of the City of Boroondara (local organisations are prioritised)
  • be not-for-profit, as classified by the Australian Tax Office in the Income Tax Assessment Act (1936)
  • be a legally constituted entity (e.g. a co-operative, incorporated association, company or company limited by guarantee)
  • 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 to $20 million and workers compensation and volunteers insurance 
  • not have its own grant giving program or fundraising program that provides money to finance another organisation's community initiatives
  • have satisfactorily accounted to Council for the expenditure of any previous Council grants (if relevant)
  • comply with all other relevant Australian 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
    • preparation and dissemination of annual reports.
  • have an adequate risk management plan in place (as required)
  • for festivals and events, the proposed activity must have been running for at least 2 years before it is eligible.


The following will not be funded:

  • individuals and private profit-making organisations
  • applications from organisations or groups that own or operate poker machines, explicitly promote sports betting or meet in venues that promote gaming.
  • funding requests that Council considers are the funding responsibility of other levels of government
  • applications from primary or secondary schools
  • organisations that receive Non Competitive Triennial Funding
  • applications from registered political parties
  • projects or activities run by (or involvement with) political or religious groups seeking to promote core beliefs
  • funding of prizes, sponsorships, donations or gifts
  • projects that have been or are being funded by other parts of Council
  • interstate or overseas travel.

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