Investing In Community Grants

Update about the grants

The Investing in Community Grants will be subsumed into the 2024 Annual Grants while a comprehensive review of Yarra's grants program takes place in 2023/24. 

The pool of funding will be redirected to a one year grant of up to $50,000 under the Major Community Projects stream of the 2024 Annual Grants.

The grants opened on  13 June 2023 and closed on 31 July 2023.The successful applicants will be announced in November. 


Investing in Community Grants (ICG) 2021-2023 was a competitive grant round which provided three years of funding to not-for-profit organisations that run programs which benefit people from disadvantaged backgrounds, increase community participation and support the health, wellbeing and connectedness of Yarra residents.

The total pool of funding available was $300,000 per year over three years.

The ICG will focus on twenty-five Funding Priorities that represent priority elements of seven of the Council’s key strategic plans.

These priority objectives are listed in the guidelines.

The key strategic plans 

0-25 Years Plan 2018-2022 – Early Years, Middle Years and Youth.

Access and Inclusion Strategy 2018-2024

Active and Healthy Ageing Strategy 2018-2024

Climate Emergency Plan 2020-2024

Multicultural Partnerships Plan 2019-2023

Yana Ngargna Plan

Yarra Volunteering Strategy 2019-2023

Investing in Community Grants are aimed at ongoing three-year projects that 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.


Investing in Community Grants 2020-2023 Guidelines.

Other useful documents you may find helpful for your application include:

Yarra Community Grants handbook 2019

Accessibility Guide for grant applicants 

2021-2023 grant recipients

11 community organisations received grants for 2021-2023 to help them deliver programs and services that support the local community.

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

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.