Annual grants

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

2022 Grants open in June

The next round of annual grants will open in June 2021. 

The 2021 annual grants have closed and the grant recipients can be viewed below.  

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For information about the funding priorities and maximum grant amount for each category, download the Annual Grants 2021 guidelines.

How do I apply?

The application form can be viewed on SmartyGrants

Annual grant streams and categories

The annual grants are split into a number of different streams and sub-categories:

  • Arts and Culture
    • Arts Development
    • Festivals & Events
    • Community Arts
  • Community Development
    • Community Strengthening
    • Community Support
    • Community Celebrations
    • Social Enterprise
  • Climate Action (Tier 1 and 2)
  • Community Housing
  • Family, Youth and Children
    • Family & Early Years
    • Youth & Middle Years
  • Sports and Recreation
    • Participation Initiatives
    • Sport and Recreation Equipment
    • Coach / Volunteer Training & Education

Past grant recipients

Over $930,000 in funding was awarded for 143 projects running in 2021.

The funded programs address a wide variety of local needs and promote connectedness and well-being across Yarra.

View the list of successful applications Annual_Grant_Recipients_2021_Report (PDF)

Have a question?

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.