We offer targeted grants to individuals and community organisations residing within Bayside.
Contingency grant programs are available to apply for funding year round and are guided by the Contingency Grants guidelines.
All applications are assessed on an individual basis and will be determined in accordance with the assessment criteria.
Contingency grants guidelines (PDF, 302.91KB)
Contingency grants guidelines (DOCX, 126.50KB)
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for initiatives by community organisations, sports clubs and not for profit groups that encourage greater participation and inclusion of people with a disability in Bayside. Funding can support:
All applying organisations are encouraged to discuss their project idea with Council's Inclusion Officer - Andrew Shannon, phone 9599 4676 or email ashannon [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
Small grants of up to $1,000 are available for Bayside events and festivals run by not-for-profit groups and for the benefit of the Bayside community. All applications should identify a need and outline the benefit to the Bayside community.
Please note: Applying organisations must consider current social distancing requirements relating to the COVID-19 pandemic prior to planning community events and submitting an application. Information can be found at the DHHS website.
Funding is available to individuals or families experiencing financial hardship to support participation in community life and improving personal outcomes through sustainable change. These may include but are not limited to:
Individuals or families experiencing financial hardship may receive assistance up to $500 per individual.
Applications must be made by a community service agency and will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. Please refer to the guidelines for further information.
Individuals or families in financial hardship guidelines (PDF, 223.64KB)
Individuals or families in financial hardship guidelines (DOCX, 119.70KB)
Funding is available to not-for-profit groups for new programs that:
Funding may also be used to support the delivery of relief and recovery activities which address community needs resulting from community wide emergencies. All applications will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. All applications should identify a need and outline the benefit to the Bayside community. Generally, no more than $5,000 is provided per program.
Where relevant and appropriate, donations to fundraising appeals and major national or international issues will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. Funding will only be provided to organisations with approved charitable status. All applications should identify a need and outline the benefit to the Bayside community. Applications for fundraising events will be referred to the Events and Festivals stream.
Grants of up to $1000 are now available to community organisations, clubs and groups for initiatives that support awareness raising projects during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. This program aims to encourage community groups to raise awareness of the prevalence of violence against women in our community and build skills to increase respect for women.
Grants can be used for initiatives such as:
Ideas for projects could include
Applications are assessed on a first come-first served basis. The 16 Days of Activism Grants are available until the fund runs out. Applying organisations are encouraged to discuss their project idea with Council's Inclusion Officer - Andrew Shannon, phone 9599 4676 or email ashannon [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
16 Days of Activism grant guidelines (PDF, 158.27KB)
A list of previously funded successful applications can be found here: Successful Applications - 2020/21
The Shopping Centre Event and Celebration Program provides grants to trader associations and community groups within Bayside to conduct events, or hold celebrations in shopping centres which benefit the local economy and community. To be successful, the event should:
Bayside's Community and Social Planner is available for contact on (03) 9599 4787, or grants [at] bayside.vic.gov.au available 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
The grants platform provider Smartygrants is also available to assist with log-in, or other issues as they arise in business hours.
Phone: (03) 9320 6888
Email: service [at] smartygrants.com.au