Community Strengthening Grants

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Community Strengthening Grants provide funds that strengthen the involvement of community organisations by developing services, management of facilities, coordination of events and promotion of tourism and health in the community.


Available Grants

Community Strengthening Grants - applications close Wednesday 13 January 2021.

Open 17 November 2020 - Close 13 January 2021 5pm

These grants aim to provide community organisations with an opportunity to apply for funding through the following streams:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Events
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental Sustainability

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Community Recovery Grants

To enhance our communities as we come out of COVID restrictions, applications are now open for a one-off Community Recovery Grant program.

Grants up to $2,500 are available to help realise opportunities which support and improve health and wellbeing through community engagement, collaboration, innovation and social connection.

We would love to hear from community organisations, groups, social enterprises and creative organisations with ideas to deliver projects or programs to assist in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply click here

Coronavirus Community Recovery Grants - please read prior to applying

Quick Response Grants

These grants are available all year round for small projects or events that will occur within three months of the application.

Application Form

 Has Something Changed with your Project – What Next?

 If your project has been delayed and you need an extension, your group can't run the project that you have been funded for, you need to make a minor alteration to your project or some other unforeseen obstacle has come up, please get in touch with us.

 Please remember this is not a new grant application and all the terms and conditions remain unchanged except in relation to the request (if granted).

 You can contact us on (03) 5871 9222 to discuss the changes and we will arrange a Variation Request Form to be attached to your application in SmartyGrants.


Additional Information 

Help Guide for Applicants

Community Grants Guidelines  - please read prior to applying. 

Community Strengthening Grants Policy

Coronavirus Community Recovery Grants - please read prior to applying.

Our Community - Grants Help

Contact Details

If you require any further information, please contact us on (03) 5871 9222 or email