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