The below programs are available to apply for funding, and are guided by the Contingency Grants guidelines.
Contingency grants guidelines (PDF, 238.78KB)
Contingency grants guidelines (DOCX, 120.19KB)
New program or community initiative
Funding is available to not-for-profit groups for new programs or community initiatives requiring seed funding to establish viability and attract alternate funding sources. Applications must identify a need within the community and outline the community benefits.
Events and festivals
Small grants of up to $750 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.
Donations to fundraising appeals
Funding is available for donations to fundraising appeals and major national or international issues. These will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. All applications should identify a need and outline the benefit to the Bayside community.
Individuals and families in financial hardship
Funding is available to individuals or families in financial hardship for purposes not covered by other state or federal government grants or subsidy programs. These may include but are not limited to:
- Social support programs
- Medical needs and opportunities for individuals to represent their state or country in significant sporting competitions
- Cultural or civic events
Applications 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 (PDF, 233.92KB)
Individuals or families in financial hardship guidelines.doc (DOC, 143.00KB)
To find out more
Should you require further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Grants Officer.
Phone: (03) 9599 4413
Email: grants [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Grants%20for%20purpose)
For online support
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