Become a Community Grant Review Panellist

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.

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 applicants.

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.

We are not currently recruiting for our Community Grant Review Panels. The next recruitment opportunity is for our Education & Employment Review Panels and will be taking place in August 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are your Community Grant Review Panels run?

We have two opportunities available each year to participate in our Community Grant Review Panel.

The first takes place in March and focuses on our Survive and Thrive grant program. Recruitment for this program opens Monday 14 February 2022 and closes Friday 4 March 2022. Panels will take place between 23-29 March 2022.

The second takes place in September-October and focuses on our Education and Employment Grant Program. Recruitment for this program opens Monday 1 August and closes Saturday 26 August 2022. Panels will take place between 28 September – 5 October 2022.


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.

What’s involved in being a Community Grant Review Panellist?

Read the full description here!

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

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

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