Annual grants

The 2025 Annual Grants open 10 June 2024

Grant applications for projects taking place in 2025 will open on 10 June and close on July 31 2024. 

All applications are through SmartyGrants. Here are the 2025 Annual Grant Guidelines (PDF 692KB).

2025 Annual Grant information sessions

Our information session explains our annual grant guidelines, application processes, funding priorities, auspicing, where to get help and focuses on strategies for increasing the success of funding applications. Drop in to one of our free information sessions below.

Tuesday 4 June 2024
2pm to 2.45pm
Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library (Seminar Room, Ground Floor) - 182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy

Wednesday 5 June 2024
10.30am to 11.15am
Richmond Town Hall (Meeting Room 1) - 333 Bridge Road, Richmond 

Thursday 6 June 2024
11am to 11.45am
Collingwood Library (Meeting Room) - 11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford

Watch the recording of our online grant information session held in June 2023 below:

2024 Annual Grants

We received 230 applications and 123 grants were approved by Council on 14 November 2023. 

Here is a list of the successful 2024 Annual Grants (PDF 640KB). 

Round 2 Arts and Culture 2024 Annual Grants have now closed. 

Here are the Round 2 Arts and Culture Annual Grant Guidelines (PDF 345KB)

2023 Annual Grants

The 2023 grants were announced at the 15 November 2022 Council Meeting. The annual grants program received more than 170 applications and 108 grants were approved (62%). The total amount allocated was $968,370.

View the list of successful applications (PDF 629kB).  

2022 Annual Grants

The 2022 grants were announced at the 23 November 2021 Council Meeting. The annual grants program received 220 applications, 22 more than last year. More than $1.8 million was requested for projects valued at $9.5 million in total. Of the 220 applications, 159 applications have been recommended to receive funding totaling $1,003,280. 72% of applications were successful.

View the list of successful applications (PDF 777kB).

Grants E-newsletter 

Join our mailing list to receive regular updates about Yarra’s grant programs, as well as skills and training opportunities.

Have a question?

You can learn about our how we manage the grants program, including the application and assessment process, through our Grants Administration Guide (PDF 1.7MB).

If you have a question about the annual grants, you can ask us online, or call us on 03 9205 5170 or 03 9205 5146.