Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

COVID-19 restrictions: what's closed and what's open.

Some of our services may be closed or have different hours for the public holiday on Friday 23 October.

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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