Annual grants

The 2025 Annual Grants will open in June 2024

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

All applications are through SmartyGrants.

2024 Annual Grants now closed

Applications for the 2024 Annual Grants have closed. 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). Here are the Annual Grant guidelines (PDF 758KB).

Round 2 Arts and Culture 2024 Annual Grants which opened in November 2023 have now closed. This program is for grant outcomes July – December 2024.

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

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. There will also be two grant writing training sessions held in May/June 2024. Keep an eye on our Community Training page for more details. 

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

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.