Past Grant Recipients

North Yarra Community Health bus and driverHere is some information about past recipients of Yarra's community grants.

Annual Grants 2016 program Information

Annual Grants 2015

Around $820,000 was invested in the local community through Council's 2015 Annual Grants.

There were 219 applications and 141 of these were successful. The  grants helped to fund projects that aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of the community and encourage people to participate in the cultural life of Yarra.

Here is a full list of 2015 Annual Grant recipients:

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Annual Grants 2014

More than $757,000 was invested in the local community through Council's 2014 Annual Grants.

The grants helped fund 152 not-for-profit projects that aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of the community and encourage people to participate in the cultural life of Yarra.

Distributed across five categories, the grants support a diverse range of projects including community festivals, health programs, art and environmental initiatives and youth activities.

Here is a full list of 2014 Annual Grant recipients:

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Annual Grants 2013

Applications for Council's Annual Grants for 2013 closed in July 2012. In December , Council awarded more than $700,000 in grants funding to 148 projects that will run in 2013. The Neighbourhood Justice Centre contributed $41,515 for programs with a community justice focus.

The grants support not-for-profit programs that improve the health and wellbeing of the community in the areas of arts and culture, community development, family, children and youth, environment, and sport and recreation.

A list of successful grant applicants appears in the document below:

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Applications for Council's Annual Grants for 2013 closed on 27 July 2012. All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a Grants Officer from 28 November – 11 December 2012 to obtain specific feedback about their application.

To view a video featuring some of the programs that received a grant in 2012, visit our You Tube channel.

For more information, contact Emily Fitzgerald or Julie Davies on 9205 5170 or at yarragrants@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Annual Grants 2012

At its October meeting, Council awarded $575,857 in grants funding to 122 projects that will run in 2012. The Neighbourhood Justice Centre contributed $54,627 to the total amount.

A  list of successful grant applicants appears in the document below:

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Council received a total of 163 applications for the 2012 Annual Grants, which were assessed in six stages by a panel comprising Council officers and representatives from the community.

For the first time, applications were submitted and assessed online, which helped to streamline the grants process.

To view a video featuring some of the programs that received a grant in 2012, visit our You Tube channel.

Visy Community Grants 2012

Council has partnered with Visy to provide grants to social enterprises based in Yarra or looking to expand or start up in Yarra. The grants are aimed at supporting social enterprises to build a diverse, inclusive and healthy community.

In April 2012, a total of $50,000 was awarded to five social enterprises. Applications were assessed in three stages by panels comprising Council officers and Visy staff.

A list of successful applicants appears below:

The Social Studio
This project aims to demonstrate the talents and commitment of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds by providing training, employment and work experience opportunities.

North Yarra Community Health – Excellent Health
This project will establish a medical practice in North Fitzroy, using the profits to assist disadvantaged members of the community.

Mission Australia – Charcoal Lane
Charcoal Lane is a modern contemporary Australian restaurant, providing pathways for training and employment for inner-city youth.  

KAGE – KAGE Plus
KAGE uses live performances to address issues of social concern such as Alzheimer’s, juvenile detention and sexuality. KAGE Plus will expand on the live performance approach  to reach more members of the community.

Jesuit Social Services – Little Wood Gallery
The Little Wood Gallery, run by the Artful Dodgers Studios, will be a ‘living classroom’ providing real-time and real-life training in visual arts. The gallery will use art to break down social stigmas by bringing together artists and young people.

 

Investing in Community Grants 2012-2014

Investing in Community Grants offer a pool of more than $200,000 per year for not-for-profit organisations to run large-scale community programs over three years. The grants are targeted at projects that are in line with key priority areas for Council.

At its October meeting, Council awarded grants to 10 individual projects that will run from 2012 – 2014.

A list of successful grant applicants appears in the document below:  

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Applications were reviewed by a panel of external community experts. Community groups and organisations were encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest in mid 2011, with successful applicants invited to develop and submit a full application by August 2011.  

 

Emerging Issues Grants – Health & Wellbeing 2011-12

Council’s Emerging Issues Grants are awarded every two years as part of Council’s wider Community Grants Program. The Emerging Issues Grants provide not-for-profit organisations with up to $40,000 each year to implement community-based projects.  

The 2011-2012 grants were awarded to projects that addressed the main health identified in the Health Plan 2009-2013 which are:

  • healthier eating and a physically active community
  • reducing and minimising harm from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs
  • improving mental health, and
  • improving the health of Indigenous Australians.

The following five local organisations were successful in receiving an Emerging Issues Grant:

  • Cultivating Community – Yarra Food Web
    This project aims to work towards a more sustainable, cohesive and equitable approach to the food system for the City of Yarra.
       
  • Drummond Street Services – Hands on Parenting Education Program – HOPE
    HOPE aims to identify isolated and at risk parents in Collingwood who need support.

  • North Yarra Community Health – Billabong BBQ Coordinator
    The Billabong BBQ Coordinator will strengthen community participation at the Billabong BBQ.

  • Westside Circus – Move It (You Know You Want To)
    This project aims to increase opportunities for personal development, physical activity, creative expression and food appreciation for young people in Yarra.
  • Wheelchair Sports Victoria - Access Sport, Access Health
    This project will design and implement sport and recreation programs that meet the participation needs of people with a disability.

 

2011 Annual Grants Video 

A short film showcasing the 2011 grants recipients can be viewed via You Tube.

 



Further information
Yarra Grants Team
9205 5170
yarragrants@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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