Community Grants

COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Fund

Melton City Council is committed to supporting the local community through the global COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund is intended to provide support for the Melton community in responding to and recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.

The COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Fund Program offers assistance to incorporated, not-for-profit community groups and service organisations to provide emergency relief and meet immediate basic needs of vulnerable community members impacted by COVID-19.

Applicants will be able to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for emergency relief services.


COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Fund Program Guidelines(PDF, 75KB)

Apply Online

Apply: COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Fund

Contact Us
You are highly encouraged to contact Council’s Community Funding & Project Officer to discuss your application.
Phone: 03 9747 7247


Community Grants Program

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, Council's Community Grants Program has been suspended until further notice.

This page will be updated as grant opportunities are announced.

For enquiries, please contact our Community Planning Manager, Matthew Wilson on 9747 7200.


Other Council Grants

World Environment Day Grants
Open in April
Funding for community organisations to deliver environmental projects or programs that have a positive impact on the local environment and/or promote environmental stewardship and sustainability. Please refer to the Environmental Grants webpage for more information and to apply. 

Lydia Lassila Youth Sports Scholarship
Open in June
Funding to encourage and support youth under 25 years of age to progress their sporting career. Please read the Sports Awards & Scholarships Guidelines(PDF, 103KB) before applying, and refer to the Sports Awards & Scholarships webpage for more information.

Young Communities Grants
Open in January/February
Funding for young people, across two grant categories: individual or project grants. Please read the Young Communities Grants guidelines(PDF, 135KB) before applying, and refer to the Youth Grants & Awards webpage for more information.

Heritage Assistance Fund
Open in October
Financial assistance to landowners, companies or community groups to maintain, repair or conserve a heritage place or for preparation of conservation management plans for a heritage place within the municipality. Visit the Heritage Assistance Fund webpage for more information.


Other Grant Sources

Grants are also available from the State and Federal Governments, benevolent organisations, trusts and corporations.

Here are just a few:
Our Community
Federal Government Grants
State Government Grants