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Cultural Heritage Grants

The City of Whittlesea is excited to offer the Cultural Heritage Funding Program (CHFP) Grant. Up to $2000 is available to support projects that showcase and celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of our community. Cultural heritage includes the many ways of living developed by communities. These traditions have been passed down through generations, maintained in the present and grown on as a legacy for future generations. This legacy may include physical artefacts and objects, customs, practices, values, artistic expressions and stories.

Key dates

Applications open

Monday 3 October 2022

Applications close

Friday 4 November 2022

Applicants notified of outcome

12 December 2022

Project commencement date

1 January 2023

Project end date

30 December 2023

Grant guidelines

Please refer to the Cultural Heritage Grant guidelines for detailed information, including assessment criteria, conditions of grant and acquittal requirements.


Community information session and grant writing workshop

Council will be delivering an information session and a grant writing workshop for these grants on the  following dates.  Due to the limited spaces, please register for one session only.

Session 1 - Tuesday 18 October 2022
Time: 6pm–8pm
Venue: Barry Road Community Activity Centre, Thomastown VIC 3074
Click here to register


Session 2 – Thursday 27 October 2022
Time: 1pm–3pm
Venue: Ganbu Gulinj Community Centre, 55 Macedon Parade, Wollert
Click here to register. 


Apply online

To apply online visit:

Acquittal of all grants

Acquitting is a mandatory part of the Cultural Heritage Grants, and details how grant money was spent and outcomes of the project.

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

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


Key Contacts

Cultural Heritage Coordinator

Phone: 9217 2377



Grants Team

Phone: 9217 2397