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New and Emerging Groups

This grant program provides financial support of up to $1,000 for groups in the community that are in the process of being established.

For more information

Contact our Community Development Grants Officer on 9217 2397 or email


Our New and Emerging Grants are now open

Applications for the 2019/2020 program will close on Sunday 31 May 2020 or when all funding has been exhausted, which ever comes first. 

Who can apply

Community groups and organisations may apply for funding if they can provide evidence that:

  • The group will be ‘not-for-profit’.
  • The group has been meeting on a regular basis for at least six months at the time of application.
  • The group has a minimum of six members.
  • A minimum of 50% of members resides in the City of Whittlesea.
  • The group holds its meetings and is established in the City of Whittlesea with the group to benefit residents in the City of Whittlesea.
  • The group has Rules of Association or a Statement of Purpose or a Mission Statement.
  • The group has a bank account which is registered in the group's name.

How to apply