Apply for a grant

Melton City Council community grants have been updated! A new funding program has taken effect, with large grant rounds open on a regular basis throughout the year.

Council recognises the contribution that community groups, clubs and organisations give to making our City a thriving community where everyone belongs. At times, these groups seek financial support from Council to enable a better response to local needs. Council’s new Community Funding Program provides opportunities for community organisations to apply for funding to support them, establish themselves and lead projects and initiatives that benefit the City’s community.

Applying for a grant

You can apply for grants online. Make sure you read the grant program guidelines and grant application help guide(PDF, 1MB) before applying. You can also contact Council’s Community Capacity team to discuss your application.

Please refer to the Community Groups training calendar for upcoming grant writing workshops and other useful training available to groups.

Types of Grants

Community Grants Program

Semi-Annual Grants
Funding round open twice a year for community groups and organisations to support projects and initiatives that benefit the community.

Bi-Monthly Responsive Grants
Financial support with establishment costs and projects that require fast response to meet emerging community needs that support people living in the City of Melton.

Establishment Grants
Financial support with establishment costs for new community organisations.

The Club Caroline Springs Grants

Funding to community groups and organisations, across two categories: community support and capital/infrastructure/equipment, for projects and initiatives with a community benefit.

Harness Racing Victoria and Tabcorp Park Grants
Funding to community groups and organisations, across three categories: community support, capital/infrastructure/equipment and school welfare, for projects and initiatives with a community benefit.

Download guidelines for all of the above grants here(DOCX, 586KB).

Resident Achievement Donations
Financial assistance to individual residents to participate in sporting, community, cultural or arts events at a higher than normal level. These grants are administered on a bi-monthly basis. Download information and guidelines for these grants here(DOCX, 572KB).

Other Council Grants

YAC Grants
Funding for young people, across two grant categories: individual or project. Please refer to the YAC webpage for more information.

Environmental Grants
Funding for of environment groups working on public land within the City of Melton or working in a public capacity. Please refer to the Environment webpage for more information and to apply.

Lydia Lassila Youth Sports Scholarship
Funding to encourage and support youth under 25 years of age to progress their sporting career. Lydia Lassila Grant guidelines can be found here(DOCX, 36KB).