Community Partnership Program

The community partnership program aims to link together community groups from different cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds to work together on projects and activities that contribute positively to the communities of the City of Melton.

  • Does your community group have an idea for a project of benefit to those of diverse cultural background, religious faith or sports clubs within our community?
  • Do you have skills to share or want to learn new skills?
  • Do you require assistance or funding for your community project and/or activity?
  • Are you interested in learning about and engaging with diverse cultures in ways that recognise what we have in common and also our differences, build connections and promote mutual respect?

The projects supported by this program will deliver positive social, environmental and economic outcomes by making a positive impact in the community while strengthening social diversity and inclusion in the City of Melton.


The partnership program currently offers two streams:

  • Project Stream
  • Cultural Exchange Workshop Stream

Organisations can be involved in one or both streams of activity.

Project Stream
The organisation/group work together with one or more partners on a project.  We will provide relevant resources and support for the smooth delivery of the project.

Cultural Exchange Workshop Stream
Collaborating organisations showcase their culture through food, dance, arts and craft, story sharing etc. Organisations take turns to host workshops. The approach undertaken can be informal or formal. The cultural workshops receive in-kind hall hire funding when using Council owned facilities.

Community Partnership Program Guidelines(PDF, 725KB).



Expression of Interest (EOI) is open to groups based or servicing communities within the City of Melton.

Apply online: Community Partnership Program 2021 - Expression of Interest online form

or download and complete the Community Partnership Program 2021 - Expression of Interest form(DOCX, 50KB)

Please note: applications for Expression of Interest close Wednesday 30 June 2021.

For more information, if you need assistance in filling in the form or would like to speak about your project/activity or would like to find a partner for your project/activity, contact our Community Development Officer on 9747 7200 or email:

Incorporated, not-for-profit organisations, community groups and organisations with appropriate auspice support may apply. Applicants who have not previously participated in the Community Partnership Program will be given preference.

Please note: Projects involving children or youth, must be aware of their obligations under the Child Safe Standards.