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Community Grants

Our grants programs are available to:

  • assist community organisations to establish, extend and improve programs and services that address local needs;
  • encourage voluntary activity, community participation and the contribution of local groups and organisations to community life;
  • promote community development and partnership opportunities to address community needs.

Grants Programs

How are submissions evaluated?

Grants will be considered for initiatives by eligible community groups that meet the objectives of the Bayside Council Grants Policy. Applications are evaluated and assessed against the criteria contained in the individual grant program guidelines.

Do you have a question about making a submission?

All applying organisations are encouraged to discuss their project idea with Bayside's Community and Social Planner on (03) 9599 4787, or

Do you require assistance with an online application?

If you have any online application issues please refer to the help guide and the applicant frequently asked questions. If further assistance is required contact the SmartyGrants Help Desk on (03) 9320 6888 or email

Successful Grant recipients 2023/24

The 2023-24 listing of successful Annual Community Grant recipients

Successful Quick Response Grant recipients 2023/04

The 2023-24 listing of sucessful Quick Response Grant recipients

Want to find other grant opportunities?

You can search on the Grants Victoria website for all current grant opportunities.

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