Annual grants

A young boy filming himself

Image of Polyglot 5678 Film Club, photographed by Theresa Harrison.

Annual grants

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

The 2020 annual grants have been announced and the Council has awarded 150 grants totaling $934,760.

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

View the list of successful applications (28.7KB, doc)

2021 annual grants

The 2021 annual grants are scheduled to open in October 2020 to allow for the COVID-19 Quick Response grants to be delivered as part of Yarra’s $7.46 million community and business support package to promote resilience and recovery in our community.

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Annual grant streams and categories

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

  • 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 (364KB, pdf).

Past grant recipients

Over $860,000 in funding was awarded for 139 projects running in 2019.

View the list of the 2019 grants (315KB, PDF) and detailed descriptions (872KB, 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.