The community sector plays an important role in delivering needed services to those who are most vulnerable in our community. Organisations in the sector are diverse, varying in history, size, scope and focus.
Community Grants seek to support the sector broadly and to meet the diverse needs of the organisations in the sector by providing three different kinds of grants that ultimately support improved service delivery and hence impact in the community including:
- Capacity Building – these 18 month grants of up to $30,000 support building the internal capacity of organisations so that they can be more efficient and effective.
- Capital Works and Equipment – these 12 month grants of up to $10,000 support minor capital works and equipment purchases which support program delivery.
- Service Delivery – these 12 month grants of up to $30,000 support operational support, delivery of an existing service, expansion of a service or the creation of a new service.
You can learn more our past Community Grant recipients here.
2019 Community Grant Round
The 2019 Grant Round will open Monday 4 March 2019 and close Friday 5 April, 2019. All materials will be available and live during this timeframe
To assist potential applicants, we will be hosting a Public Information Session at the Give Where You Live Foundation offices (18 Myer Street, Geelong) on the 3 different kinds of Community Grants on Tuesday, 5 March 4:00-5:00pm.
At this session we will be sharing information about this year’s Community Grant round, including what is different, what remains the same and what makes an effective application.
If you are interested in attending this session please RSVP via email. If you are unable to attend this session the PowerPoint presentation used at the session will be available on the website after the session.
If you have any questions on our 2019 process please contact Cynthia Scherer, Community Impact and Grants Manager via email or phone (03) 5229-4364.