Annual Grants

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2020 Annual Grants

Our annual grants provide financial and in-kind support for community initiatives and projects. 

Applications for programs and events running in 2020 open on Monday, 10 June, 2019, and close on Monday, 22 July, 2019, at 11:59pm. No late applications will be accepted. 

In 2020 this program will invest over $900,000 in programs which support and enrich the Yarra community. The funded programs will address a wide variety of local needs and promote connectedness and well-being across Yarra. 

Successful applicants will be notified in November, 2019. 

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:

  • Arts and Culture 
  • Community Development
  • Community Housing
  • Family, Youth and Children
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Sustainability
  • Youth-Led Grants

For further information about the funding priorities and maximum grant amount for each category see the Annual Grant Guidelines 2020.

Preparing your application 

Before starting your application please make sure to read the Annual Grant Guidelines 2020.

The guidelines include key dates, eligibility, assessment criteria, stream priorities, and stream contact person details. They also include tips and information on how to prepare your grant application.  

A preview version of the application form is now available via the application site.

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

Submitting your application

Applications for programs and events running in 2020 close 11:59pm Monday 22 July 2019.

Applications and supporting material will be accepted through our online application form. 

A preview version of the application form will be available from 27 May, 2019. 

If you have any issues accessing the online application form, or would like help to complete your application, please contact the Grants Team on 9205 5170. 

Past grant recipients 

Over $860,000 in funding was awarded for 139 projects running in 2019. You can view a list of the 2019 grants here and detailed descriptions here

Interested in being an Annual Grants Assessor? 

Yarra Council’s Annual Grants are assessed by a panel of community members and people with ties to the Yarra community, who have experience relevant to the stream they are assessing. For the 2020 Annual Grants, panel members may be a member of one of Council’s advisory committees, community members approached by Council staff as subject matter experts, or members of the community who have expressed their interest in being an assessor. (The make-up of the panel for each stream will be different, and may not include all three types of panellists).

This Expression of Interest round is the opportunity for community members to indicate their interest in being on a community assessment panel.

Applicants to the Yarra Annual Grants program nominate which funding stream they want their application assessed in. Each funding stream has a separate Community Panel. 

For the Annual Grants 2020, we are seeking people interested in being on the Community DevelopmentSustainability, and Community Housing streams. 

Please note: This is an unpaid, voluntary position. 

To submit an Expression of Interest, please go to our online EOI form

Have a question?

If you have a question about the Annual Grants, you can ask us online, or call us on 9205 5170 or 9205 5146.