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Community Development Grants

Community Development Grants

Our Community Development Grants Program provides funding to groups/organisations involved in projects that build people's skills and engage them within their local communities.

Applications to round two of the 2019-20 program are now closed. Round one of the 2020-21 program will open early next year.

Grants of up to $5000 are available to a broad range of groups including community groups, sporting clubs, self-help, cultural and recreational interest groups - provided they are not-for-profit and directly benefit the City of Whittlesea community.

Applications open twice a year. Successful applicants have 12 months to complete their projects.

Grant guidelines

Please refer to the Community Development Grants Guidelines for detailed information, including assessment criteria, conditions of grant and acquittal requirements.

Key dates

2019 Round one:

Applications open - 25 February 2019

Applications close - 08 April 2019

Successful applicants announced - July 2019

Projects commence - July 2019

2019 Round two:

Applications open - 19 August 2019

Applications close – 29 September 2019

Successful applicants announced - December 2019

Projects commence - January 2020

How to apply

Acquittal of all grants

Acquitting is a mandatory part of the Community Development Grant Process, and details to us how grant money was spent and outcomes of the project.

To be eligible for future funding from Council, groups/organisations need to ensure to acquit all previous grants.

Complete an acquittal form online via SmartyGrants (select 'My Submissions' to view any outstanding acquittals).

Preparing your Grant Project Budget

All Community Development Grant applicants are required to submit a detailed budget to support their application.

This details what you will use the grant funds for, the details of other funding and in-kind support that will contribute to your project and the cost of all items required for the project.

Download our Budget Help Sheet below to help you plan out your budget.