Help determine the impact of your donations

Are you looking for a way to give back to the community you live or work in?

For over 65 years the Give Where You Live Foundation has created positive social change across our region through our grants program.

As part of our commitment to building a fairer community in the G21 region, we are seeking community members to participate in the review of applications to our grant rounds through our Community Grant Review Panel.

Registrations for our current community grant review panel close 5pm Friday 23 April.


What is the Community Grant Review Panel?

The Community Grant Review Panel consists of volunteers from the community who read and review 3-4 grant applications, before attending a panel discussion session with other reviewers. The community review forms part of our decision-making when allocating funding to applications.

We estimate the time commitment required to be around 4-5 hours across 3-4 weeks, including attendance at an orientation session and panel discussion session.

How do I get involved?

Read the Position Description here and register using our Online Registration Form here.

Community Grant Review Panel Timelines for 2021

  Survive & Thrive Education & Employment
Grant round closes April September
Orientation session Monday 26 April, 12-1pm 30 August – 3 September
Receive applications for review 3 – 7 May 6 – 10 September
Panel Review Sessions 24 – 28 May 27 September – 1 October
Recommendations due 04 June 8 October
Grantees Announced Late June Late November

Frequently Asked Questions

When are your Community Grant Review Panels run?

We have 2 opportunities available each year to participate in our Community Grant Review Panel. The first takes place in April-May and focusses on our Survive and Thrive grant program, the second takes place in September-October and focusses on our Education and Employment Grant Program. We are currently recruiting for panellists for our Survive and Thrive program.

How do I become a Community Grant Review Panellist?

You can register your expression of interest with us at any time to be notified when a Community Grant Review Panel opportunity is coming up.

When we are actively recruiting for panellists, you will be able to register via our registration form.

Who can become a Community Grant Review Panellist?

Anyone can! We welcome people who represent all aspects of our community to register for this opportunity. If you have read the position description and would like some more information about getting involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team via or phone us on (03) 5229 4364.

Where can I find more information about the Give Where You Live Foundation’s Grants Program?

You can find more information about our grants on our Grants Page.

Looking for more information? Get in touch! Our grants team can be contacted via email at or by phone (03) 5229 4364