Investing in our community - $1.8 million awarded in community grants

Wednesday 17 February 2021

class of children learning about sustainability and gardening with teacher

Yarra City Council has awarded over $1.8 million in community grants to more than 150 incredible applicants through the latest round of its Annual Grants and Investing in Community grants 2021-23.

Yarra’s Annual Grants and Investing in Community grants program are awarded to not-for-profit organisations and community members throughout the City of Yarra to support innovative ideas and projects.

The funding supports initiatives in the arts, culture, events, community development, climate action, community housing, family support, youth services, sports and recreation.

Yarra’s Mayor, Cr Gabrielle de Vietri, said Council was proud to be partnering with so many different groups and individuals with really interesting ideas to support Yarra’s residents and community.

“This funding will go a long way to addressing a wide variety of local needs while also promoting connection and wellbeing across our community,” Cr de Vietri said.

“Yarra’s community grants are particularly important in the continuing context of COVID-19 and recognises the vital role council plays in supporting local initiatives which benefit our community.”

“Congratulations to all projects recognised in this year’s Annual Grants and our Investing in Community Grant 2021-23 program.”

Under Yarra’s Annual Grants 2021, Council is providing over $900,000 to 143 applicants while a further 11 applicants will share in over $900,000 over three years through the Investing in Community grants.

Successful projects funded through this year’s Annual Grants and Investing in Community Grants 2021-23 include:

  • Disability Day Radio from the Community Radio Federation – An initiative that will deliver 12 hours of dynamic radio featuring the voices, ideas and creative talents of the disability community in Yarra.
  • Youth Behind the Wheel from the Young Assets Foundation – An initiative that provides driver safety education to young people from CALD backgrounds, equipping them with essential knowledge to ensure greater safety behind the wheel
  • Let’s Keep Cooking from Cultivating Community – A program working with locals from ‘plough to plate’ developing knowledge and skills around how to grow food, where our food comes from and food sustainability.

For more information on Yarra’s grants program, including a full list of successful projects, visit our grants page



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