Investing In Community Grants

The 2018-2020 Investing in Community Grants round has now closed.

The Investing in Community Grants provide 3 years of funding (from 2018-20) for projects that benefit people from disadvantaged backgrounds, increase community participation and support the health, wellbeing and connectedness of Yarra residents.

About Investing in Community Grants

These grants focus on 27 funding priorities that have been drawn from 9 of our key strategic plans.

These plans are:

  • The Aboriginal Partnership Plan
  • The Access and Inclusion Plan
  • The Early Years Strategy
  • The Middle Years Strategy
  • The Gambling Policy
  • The Multicultural Partnerships Plan
  • The Night Time Economy Strategy
  • The River of Life Positive Ageing Strategy
  • Yarra Environment Strategy 

Investing in Community Grants are aimed at projects that are ongoing over the 3 year period and directly target at least one of these priority areas in order to address the needs of disadvantaged groups, develop a positive approach to the resolution of local social issues, or support community organisations to develop skills and increase community participation. 


Applications for this grant round have now closed. Decisions will be announced in October 2017.

Preparing your application

The next round of applications will open in 2020.

Before starting your application please make sure to read the Investing in Community Grants 2018-2020 Guidelines

Other documents you may find helpful for your application include:

Current grant recipients

10 community organisations received grants for 2018-20 to help them deliver programs and services that support the local community.

A full list of the grant recipients from the previous round is available.

Got a question?

If you have a question about Investing in Community grants, you can ask us online, or call us on 9205 5170 or 9205 5146.