Community Grants Program

The Community Grant Program 2022/23 is now open for applications


The grants are aimed to support eligible community groups and organisations to apply for funding to produce projects and programs that:

  • identify and meet existing and emerging community needs
  • strengthen capacity of local community groups, organisations, and networks
  • promote and encourage social connection, and participation in community life
  • address health and well-being inequities
  • create initiatives that enable access and inclusion for diverse communities
  • support sustainability initiatives and facilitate innovation.

Grant Guidelines

All applicants are encouraged to read the Community Grants Guidelines before submitting an application.

Community Grants Guidelines 2022-23.docx
Community Grants Guidelines 2022-23.pdf

Community Grants Information Sessions and Grant Writing Workshops

All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Community Grants Information Session and/or Grant Writing Workshop before applying for a Community Grant. Information sessions will support applicants to understand the Community Grants Program 2022/23 guidelines and application process. Grant Writing Workshops will cover all aspects of grant writing from where to find grants, understanding the guidelines and selection criteria, working through an application and budget, and how to frame your project.

Interpreters for Auslan and languages other than English are available upon request. If you have any access or support requirements to enable equitable participation in these sessions, please contact the Grants and Funding Officer, on phone: 03 9209 6777 or email:

Community Grants Information Session 1

Date: Thursday 21 July 2022, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Location: Online

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Community Grants Information Session 2

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2022, 10.00 am to 11.00 am

Location: St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

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Grant Writing Workshop 1

Date: Tuesday 26 July 2022, 9.30 am to 12 midday

Location: St Kilda Town Hall

99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

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Grant Writing Workshop 2

Date: Thursday 4 August 2022, 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm

Location: Online

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Key dates


Scheduled Date

Applications Open

Monday 4 July 2022

Information Session 1 (Online)

Thursday 21 July 2022 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Information Session 2

Tuesday 2 August 2022 10.00 am to 11.00 am

Grant Writing Workshop 1

Tuesday 26 July 2022 9.30 am to 12 midday

Grant Writing Workshop 2 (online)

Thursday 4 August 2022 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm

Applications close

Monday 15 Aug 2022 at midnight

Late applications will not be accepted

Applications assessed

August to September 2022

2021/22 Grant Recipient Acquittal Reports due

Thursday 1 December 2022

Recommendations presented to Council

Mid November 2022

Applicants emailed application outcome

Late November

Funds issued to successful 2022/23 applicants

December 2022 to January 2023

Apply for a grant

If you are a new user, you will need to register a new SmartyGrants account when starting your first application.

Additional resources

Accessibility and disability inclusion fact sheet for grant applicants (DOCX KB)
Accessibility and disability inclusion fact sheet for applicants (PDF KB)

Previous Community Grant recipients

Community Grant Recipients 2020/21 (DOCX 401 KB)

Community Grant Recipients 2019/20 (DOCX 718 KB)

Community Grant outcomes

Community Grants Annual Acquittal and Outcomes Report 2019/20 (DOCX 1 MB)

Community Grants Annual Acquittal and Outcomes Report 2018/19 (DOCX 5.8 MB)

Contact us

For general queries about the guidelines, deadlines or questions about the application form, please contact the Community Grants and Funding Officer:

Online: Online Services
Phone: 03 9209 6777 during business hours Monday to Friday.