Annual Grants

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2020 Annual Grants

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

Applications for programs and events running in 2020 open on Monday, 10 June, 2019, and close on Monday, 22 July, 2019, at 11:59pm. No late applications will be accepted. 

In 2020 this program will invest over $900,000 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. 

Successful applicants will be notified in November, 2019. 

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:

  • 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

Grant writing sessions

Council is also offering two free grant writing sessions in May, as part of our community training program. 

Details are available on our community training information page.

Grant information sessions 

We will be holding several information sessions, providing further information and the opportunity to ask questions in person. These will be held on:

  • Tuesday, 11 June, 2019, 6pm-8pm, at Richmond Town Hall, Meeting Room 1 (333 Bridge Road, Richmond)
  • Thursday, 13 June, 2019, 10am-12pm, at Bargoonga Nganjin - North Fitzroy Library, Seminar Rooms (182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy)
  • Friday, 14 June, 2019, 12pm-2pm, at Collingwood Library Meeting Room (11 Stanton St, Abbotsford)

We will also hold two sessions specifically for those applying to the Youth Led Grants stream, on:

  • Monday 17 June, 2019, 5pm-7pm, at Yarra Youth Centre (156 Napier Street, Fitzroy)
  • Monday 24 June, 2019, 5pm-7pm, at Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library Seminar Room (182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy)

Preparing your application 

Before starting your application please make sure to read the Annual Grant Guidelines 2020.

The guidelines include key dates, eligibility, assessment criteria, stream priorities, and stream contact person details. They also include tips and information on how to prepare your grant application.  

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 2020 close 11:59pm Monday 22 July 2019.

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

A preview version of the application form will be available from 27 May, 2019. 

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

Past grant recipients 

Over $860,000 in funding was awarded for 139 projects running in 2019. You can view a list of the 2019 grants here and detailed descriptions here

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.