(03) 5229 4364

grant round logo no year

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 Guidelines

The Foundation’s Grant Guidelines outline the Foundation’s grantmaking framework and can be found here.

Grant Round Calendar

The Foundation manages a number of Grant Rounds throughout the year. Below is a calendar that highlights Grant Rounds available and their open and close dates for 2019:

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. 2019 Grant Round is now CLOSED. All applicants have been notified of their status. 2019 Innovation Grants will be publicly announced in July 2019.


Youth philanthropy program that provides grants ranging from $5,000 – $15,000 to organisations working on youth issues. 2018 grant focus: the causes of youth unemployment. 2018 Grants Awarded.


2019 Grant Round will open TBA.
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). 2018 Grants awarded.


All 2018 applicants have been notified of their status.

2019 Round will open Monday 4 March and close Friday 5 April 2019.
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 vulnerable. 2019 Grants Awarded.

All 2019 applicants have been notified of their status.

2020 Grant Round will open July 2019.
Feed Geelong Grants


Provides grants of up to $5,000 to help organisations improve food supply and access to nutritional food for those most 2019 Grants Awarded.

All 2019 applicants have been notified of their status.

2020 Grant Round will open August 2019.

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 email with your contact information.

Eligibility and Grant Programs

You can learn more about our eligibility requirements and the three program areas we accept grant applications in here.

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.