Community Grants

We provide a range of community grants to provide support to local groups and community initiatives.

We provide more than $2m in funding each year to strengthen the community and promote health and wellbeing. The grant program ranges across several areas including community development, arts and culture, environment, sport and recreation, youth and families.

The different types of grants that Yarra offer are:

Grant Program  Current Status  Next Round Opens 
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development Initiative  Closed for applications  
 Annual Grants Closed for applications early June 2020
 Creative Yarra and Engage Yarra Grants     Closed for applications  early 2021
 Investing In Community Grants  Closed for applications   early June 2020
 Fitzroy Adventure Playground Program Grant  Closed for applications  early 2022
 Richmond and Collingwood Youth Grants Applications OPEN NOW
 Room to Create Charitable Fund Strategic Grant  Closed for applications  
 Room to Create Responsive Grants   Closed for applications  1 July 2020
 Small Project Grants

Applications OPEN NOW for Community Development Projects only 

 1 July 2020
 Discounted Use of Town Halls for Community Events  Applications OPEN NOW

We also offer Community Training sessions for local not-for-profit organisations.

Join the Yarra Community Grants and Training Opportunities Mailing List to receive regular updates about our grant programs and skills and training opportunities.

By signing up to this mailing list, I will regularly be sent information on: Council’s grants programs, Council’s skills and training programs, and other opportunities relevant local community’ .

Have a question?

If you have a question about community grants, you can ask us online, or call us on 9205 5170 or 9205 5146.