Yarra Council provides a range of community grants to provide support to local groups and community initiatives.
Below you will find information about previous grants and other support that is currently available, as well as information for grants recipients.
Annual Grants 2014
The 2014 Annual Grants will open on Tuesday 11 June 2013 and close on Friday 26 July 2013.
More than $750,000 is available to community groups and individuals in the areas of community development, arts and culture, family, children and youth, sport and recreation and environment.
All grants applications take place online via a Smarty Grants online account.
If you would like to find out more about the grants application process, please come along to one of the upcoming information sessions:
Monday 3 June from 10am at Collingwood Library (11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford)
Wednesday 5 June from 2pm at Fitzroy Town Hall (201 Napier Street, Fitzroy)
Thursday 6 June from 6pm at Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Road, Richmond)
If you need an interpreter to attend any of these sessions, please contact Emily Fitzgerald or Julie Davies on 9205 5170 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before applying for a grant, please read the Annual Grants 2014 Application Guidelines (997.74 KB).
Helpful information can also be found in the Annual Grants 2014 Handbook (1.21 MB).
For more information, please contact the Yarra Grants team on the details above.
Small Project Grants (up to $1,000)
Small Project Grants (SPG) are open throughout the year and allow people to apply for small amounts of funding. The assessment process is fairly quick, taking approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of submission.
Applicants can only receive one SPG per financial year and each grant is limited to $100 - $1,000 per application. All Small Project Grant applications must be submitted online.
Click here to apply for an Small Projects Grant online.
The guidelines below provide further information about eligibility for 2012/2013 Small Project Grants.
Small Projects Grants Guidelines 2012-2013 (80.24 KB)
For assistance or more information, contact Emily Fitzgerald or Julie Davies on 9205 5170 or at email@example.com
Reports and Acquittals
Every recipient is required to submit an Acquittal Report including a Financial Report within two months of completion of their project. For multi-year funded projects, applicants are required to submit a Progress Report at scheduled milestones.
Grants recipients will be emailed an Acquittal Form. Please complete this form and submit it through your Smarty Grants online account.
Organisations may be ineligible for future funding until all completed projects are successfully acquitted. If you are unsure if your organisation needs to acquit any previous grants, please contact the Grants Officers on 9205 5555.
Project Variation Request Form
If you previously received funding under the Community Grants Program and your project has changed or is delayed, you will need to submit a Project Variation Request Form. Please contact the Grants Officers on 9205 5555 to arrange a Project Variation Request Form to be sent to your Smarty Grants online account.
Discounted Hall Hire
Council offers discounted hall hire to not-for profit community groups in the City of Yarra.
Council will cover 100% of the cost of hall hire for grant recipients, however recipients will still be required to provide a refundable bond and pay for public liability insurance and security, if applicable.
For further information and to obtain an application form, please contact Venues and Events on 9205 5220.
Mailing List - Yarra Community Grants and Training Opportunities
Join the Yarra Community Grants and Training Opportunities Mailing List to receive regular updates about:
- Council's grants programs
- Council's skills and training programs
- other opportunities relevant for the local community.
If you would like join the mailing list please visit http://cityofyarra.smartygrants.com.au/
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Yarra Grants Team
Emily Fitzgerald or Julie Davies