Community Grants Program

The Community Grant Program 2022/23 applications round is now closed.


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

Key dates

ActivityScheduled DateStatus

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

Still to happen

Recommendations presented to Council

Mid November 2022

Still to happen

Applicants emailed application outcome

Late November

Still to happen

Funds issued to successful 2022/23 applicants

December 2022 to January 2023

Still to happen

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.