Following a review of Council’s Community Grant program, we are proposing new Community Grant Guidelines to make it easier for Council to partner with and support local communities to deliver important programs and events.

The new guidelines will ensure grants are distributed in an equitable way across the community and are easier for groups and individuals to access. The proposed guidelines will open funding opportunities to a wider range of community groups and localities with funding to be available all year round rather than via programs with specific dates for applications.

The new guidelines have been informed by feedback we have received in recent years and through examination of best practice across the local government sector and beyond.

You can see what we heard during community consultation in the draft Community Grants Guidelines engagement summary.

Key highlights of the new program include:

Draft Community Grant Guidelines

Speak to us in person

We will be at the following locations

Wednesday 24 May 2023 09:30 am – 11:30 am

Olivine Estate, Donnybrook

Shared Cup
995 Donnybrook road

Thursday 25 May 2023 09:30 am – 11:30 am

Mernda Junction Shopping Centre

Mernda Junction Shopping Centre

1435 Plenty Road

Thursday 25 May 2023 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm

Thomastown Library (After Dark)

Thomastown Library
52 Main Street

Wednesday 31 May 2023 10:30 am – 01:00 pm

Galada Community Centre

Galada Community Centre

10B Forum Way