Annual Grants 2018

City of Yarra’s Annual Grants provide financial and in-kind support for community initiatives and projects running in 2018. Through this program, Council will invest over $850,000 in programs which support and enrich the Yarra community. The funded programs will address a wide variety of local needs and promote connectedness and wellbeing across Yarra.

Information Sessions

We are holding three grants information sessions to give advice and answer questions about how to apply. They are on:

  • Tuesday 13 June, 2017, 2pm-3pm, at Fitzroy Library Meeting Room 1, 128 Moor St, Fitzroy
  • Wednesday 14 June, 2017, 11am-12pm, at Collingwood Library Meeting Room, 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford     
  • Thursday 15 June, 2017, 6pm-7pm, at Richmond Town Hall (Meeting Room 2), 333 Bridge Road, Richmond

There will also be a free, general grant writing training session on Thursday 1 June 2017. The advice in this session will not be specific to the City of Yarra Grants programs, so it is not a substitute for attending one of the above sessions, but it is well worth coming along for some great hints and tips you can use in all your grant applications. For more information see 2016-2017 City of Yarra Skills and Training Program

Youth-Led Grants

There will also be two information sessions especially for applicants under the Youth-Led Stream this year.

Interested applicants should attend at least one of the workshopping sessions to get planning advice, application support and help finding an auspice organisation.

Sessions will be at Yarra Youth Services, Napier St, Fitzroy, on:

  • Wednesday 14 June 2017, 5pm-7pm, and
  • Wednesday 21 June 2017, 5pm-7pm.


Applications for Council’s 2018 Annual Grants will open on Monday 12 June and close at 11:59pm Monday 24 July 2017.

Applications will be accepted via our SmartyGrants page . Please contact the Grants Team if you have any issues accessing the online system.

Before starting your application please make sure to read the guidelines:

pdf format 2018 Annual Grant Guidelines (1.21 MB)

Other documents you may find helpful when completing your application include:

docx format Yarra Community Grants Manual 2018 (925.39 KB)

docx format Accessibility Guide for City of Yarra Grant Applicants (79.61 KB)

Last year nearly $851,000 was invested into over 130 community programs across seven grant streams. A full list of successful grant recipients from the previous round is available here:

Annual Grant Recipients – 2017

Further information
Yarra Grants Team
Emily Fitzgerald or Julie Davies
9205 5170 

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