Annual Grants

2018 Annual Grants

Yarra City Council's Annual Grants provide financial and in-kind support for community initiatives and projects running in 2018.

Through this program, we 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.

Annual Grants Streams and Categories

The Annual Grants are split into a number of different Streams. Some of these streams also have sub-categories. These are:

 Image showing list of grant streams including: Community Development Stream, with three categories Community Strengthening, Community Celebrations and Social Enterprise; Community Housing Stream; Sports and Recreation Stream; Sustainability Stream, with the categories of General Sustainability Grants and Partnering for Sustainability; Family, Youth, and Children Stream, with the categories Family and Early Years, and Youth and Middle Years; Youth-Led Stream; and Arts and Culture Stream with the categories Arts Development, Festivals and Events, Community Arts and Richmond Theatrette.

You will need to choose which category that you would like to submit your application to. Applications can only be submitted to one category. 

Information about the funding priorities and maximum grant for each category is available in the 2018 Annual Grant Guidelines


Applications for our 2018 Annual Grants opened on Monday 12 June and close at 11:59pm Monday 24 July 2017.

Apply for an annual grant online via our SmartyGrants page.

Please contact the Grants Team if you have any issues accessing the online system.

Preparing your application

Before starting your application please make sure to read the 2018 Annual Grant Guidelines.

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

2017 Annual Grants recipients 

Last year nearly $851,000 was invested into over 130 community programs across seven grant streams. A full list of the projects that received grant funding in 2017 are listed here.

Got a question?

If you have a question about the Annual Grants, you can ask us online