Apply for a grant to boost your work in the community

Published on 03 June 2021

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Groups, clubs, and organisations whose projects benefit the City of Melton community are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000.

Melton City Council’s Community Grants Program is designed to support activities that increase community participation, promote, and develop local pride, provide services and facilities that strengthen local health and wellbeing, and promote community leadership.

The grants are open for applications in the following categories:

  • Community Project (up to $10,000): to support projects and initiatives that benefit the community. Closes 30 June.
  • Entry-Level (up to $2,000): for groups with little experience of grants and/or community projects. Closes 30 June.
  • The Club Caroline Springs Grants Community Project (up to $10,000): to support projects and initiatives that benefit the community. Closes 30 June.
  • The Club Caroline Springs Grants Entry-Level (up to $2,000): for groups with little experience of grants and/or community projects. Closes 30 June.
  • Responsive Grants (up to $2,000): for projects that require fast response to meet emerging community needs. Closes 31 July.
  • Establishment Grants (up to $1,500): support towards establishment costs for new community organisations, clubs and groups. Closes 31 July.
  • Resident Achievement Contributions (up to $750): to support individual residents to participate in sporting, community, cultural or arts events at a higher than normal level. Closes 31 July.
  • COVID-19 Grants (up to $5,000): for groups providing emergency relief and support to meet immediate, basic needs of vulnerable community members impacted by COVID-19. Fortnightly rounds.

City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik said she looked forward to supporting those groups who make significant contributions to the community.

“The events of the past year have particularly highlighted the value that local clubs, organisations and individuals contribute to our city. Their work in bringing residents together and supporting their wellbeing is a big part of what makes our city a wonderful place to live, work and play,” Cr Majdlik said.

“As a council, we want to do what we can to support people to continue such positive work.

“If you’re part of a group, club or organisation that helps deliver great outcomes for local residents and our city, then please apply for a grant.”

A grants writing and information workshop will be held online on Tuesday 15 June from 6pm – 8.30pm.

For details including registering for workshops, further assistance and applications, visit melton.vic.gov.au/communitygrants

 

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