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For over 60 years the Give Where You Live Foundation has been providing grants to reduce entrenched disadvantage and increase social and economic participation that ensure greater equity of opportunity in the G21 region so that ALL people and places thrive.


Grant Round Calendar

The Foundation manages a number of Grant Rounds throughout the year. Below is a calendar that highlights Grant Rounds available:


Grant Round Summary Status Key Dates
Innovation Grant Expression of Interest Provides grants of up to $175,000 over 3 years to test, demonstrate, trial or pilot a new concept; or support the expansion or scaling up an innovative, proven pilot program; Closed All EOI applicants have been contacted by phone about the status of their application and Full Applications Requested if appropriate.
Community Grants Provides grants to support the community service sector and includes support for service delivery (up to $30,000), organisational capacity building (up to $30,000), and capital works and equipment (up to $10,000) Open Closed. Applications received currently  under review.
Community Connections Grants Provides grants of up to $10,000 to help reduce social isolation and/or support social participation of vulnerable community members to promote resilience Open Closed. Applications received currently under review.
Feed Geelong Grants Provides grants of up to $5,000 to help organisations improve food supply and access to nutritional food for those most vulnerable. 2017 Grants Awarded Grants announced October 26, 2017


2018 Grants Open August 2018


ENGAGE Grants Youth philanthropy program that provides grants ranging from $5,000 – $15,000 to organisations working on youth issues. 2017 grant focus: the causes of youth unemployment. 2017 Grants Awarded Grants announced December 6, 2017


2018 Grants Open August 2018



Grants Notification List

To receive a notification when our various Grant Rounds are open and materials (including applications) are available on the Give Where You Live Foundation website please send an with your contact information.

Community Grant Review Panels

Engaging the community is an important part of our grant process. If you are interested in being a community grant review panellist please view our current opportunities here.


If you have any questions about our grantmaking please contact Cynthia Scherer, Community Impact and Grants Manager.