Annual Grants

 Image of circus performer hanging from a silk 

2019 Annual Grants

Our Annual Grants provide financial and in-kind support for community groups and projects. 

Applications for programs and events running in 2019 are now open and close 11:59pm Monday 23 July 2018

In 2019 this program will invest nearly $880,000 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.

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:

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

For further information about the funding priorities and maximum grant amount for each category see the Annual Grant Guidelines 2019

Information Sessions

All the information and grant writing sessions have now taken place.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application please contact the Grants Team using the details below.

Preparing your application 

Before starting your application please make sure to read the Annual Grant Guidelines 2019.

A preview version of the application form will be available here two weeks before applications open.

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

Submitting your application

Applications for programs and events running in 2019 are now open and close 11:59pm Monday 23 July 2018.

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

preview version of the application form is also available.

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

Past grant recipients 

Last year nearly $860,000 was invested into over 130 community programs across seven grant streams. For further information see the list of successful applicants in the 2018 Annual Grants.

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.

Cover image:
A two week festival of experimental circus featuring emerging and established provocative independent artists. Sidesault at the Melba included five productions over ten amazing nights.
Image courtesy of Circus Oz.

Photographer: Rob Blackburn