Annual grants

2024 Annual Grants opening soon

The 2024 Annual Grants will open for applications on 13 June 2023 and close on 31 July 2023 for projects and activities held in 2024. 

The application form will be available for preview on SmartyGrants from 6 June 2023.

The guidelines are available here

2024 Annual Grant information sessions

In person and online!

These free drop-in information sessions break-down the sometimes-daunting task of applying for a Yarra Annual Grant.

Each 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.

Monday 5 June 12.30-1.30pm Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library, Community Room, Level 2, 182 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy. Bookings not required.

Wednesday 7 June 6:00-7:00pm Online. Book here.

Thursday 8 June 6.00-7.30pm Richmond Town Hall Meeting Room 1, 333 Bridge Rd Richmond (this is a targeted session for multicultural communities with additional language assistance provided, all welcome). Book here. Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters provided. Other languages by request. 

Friday 9 June 12.30-1.30pm Collingwood Library Meeting Room, 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford. Bookings not required.

For accessibility requirements & interpreter bookings for any session please call 9205 5146 or email [email protected]

The 2023 Annual Grants have closed

Applications for the 2023 Annual Grants closed in July 2022.

We received more than 170 applications and the outcomes were announced in November 2022. 

Click here for a list of the successful applications.  

Download and read our Annual Grants 2023 Guidelines.

Watch the video below to learn more about eligibility and tips on how to make your grant stand out.

How do I apply?

Apply here on SmartyGrants

Grants E-Newsletter 

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

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 $1.8m was requested for projects valued at $9.5m in total. Of the 220 applications, 159 applications have been recommended to receive funding totaling $1,003,280. This is the first time the annual grants have topped the one million dollar mark. The amount allocated to the Climate Action stream was increased to $113,000. Also, for the first time, the 36 applicants in the Community Strengthening stream receive a three-year grant, lessening the administrative burden for these mostly CALD seniors groups. 72 per cent of applications were successful. Click here for a list of successful grants.  

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.