Community Grants

Council recognises the contributions of community groups, clubs and organisations in 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 grant programs provide opportunities for community organisations to apply for funding to support them to establish themselves and lead projects and initiatives that benefit the City’s community.

Melton City Council's Community Grants Program has large grant rounds open on a regular basis throughout the year. See below for available grants to apply for.

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Grants Guidelines and other helpful resources:

Community Grants Program Guidelines(PDF, 773KB) (must read before applying)
Grant Application Help Guide(PDF, 1MB)
Budget Factsheet(PDF, 124KB)
Sample Answers(PDF, 98KB)
Community Training Calendar (for upcoming grants workshops)
Grant Tip Sheets
Grants Writing Workshop(PPTX, 4MB)

 

Grant Categories

Semi-Annual Grants (up to $10,000)
Open in February & June 
Funding round open twice a year for community groups and organisations to support projects and initiatives that benefit the community across two categories: community project and entry-level.

Responsive Grants (up to $2,000)
Open in February, April, June, August, October & December
Financial support for projects that require fast response to meet emerging community needs that support people living in the City of Melton. These grants are administered on a bi-monthly basis.

Establishment Grants (up to $1,500)
Open in February, April, June, August, October & December
Financial support with establishment costs for new community organisations, clubs and groups. These grants are administered on a bi-monthly basis.

Resident Achievement Contributions (up to $750)
Open in February, April, June, August, October & December
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.

The Club Caroline Springs Grants (up to $10,000)
Open in February
Funding to community groups and organisations, across two categories: community project and entry-level.



Young Communities Grants

Melton City Council Young Communities support the goals of young people aged 12 - 25 within the municipality through annual City of Melton Young Communities Grants Program.

Visit our Young Communities Grants and Awards webpage for further information and to apply.

Applications for young Communities Grants are open until midnight Sunday, 14 March 2021.

 


 

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.

The next rounds will close: 5pm, Friday 5 March & 5pm, Friday 19 March.

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

Apply online: COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Fund

 


 

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, 486KB) before applying, and refer to the Young Communities Grants & Awards webpage for more information.

Heritage Assistance Fund
Open in September
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.

Contact

You are highly encouraged to contact our Community Grants & Awards Officer to discuss your application:

Email: communitygrants@melton.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9747 7247

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

WestWaters