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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)
  • 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 a 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
    • comply with Occupational Health and Safety, safe working practices and Worksafe
    • have an adequate risk management plan in place (as required).

For festivals and events, the proposed activity must have been running for at least two 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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