Funding is available for programs or initiatives run by non-profit community groups that support sustainability, environmental volunteering, enhanced connection and access to nature, and indigenous biodiversity protection in Bayside. This may include but is not limited to:
- Projects supporting the works of existing environmental volunteering groups
- On-ground biodiversity projects
- Volunteer-led sustainability projects
- Citizen science initiatives
Please refer to the guidelines for more information before applying. Applications open Monday 16 September and will close Thursday 31 October 2019.
Information sessions will be held at the Bayside Corporate Centre (76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham 3191) on:
- Wednesday 25 September, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- Thursday 10 October, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- Tuesday 22 October, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Applications will only be accepted through Councils online grant management system, Smartygrants. If you would like assistance in using Smartygrants, Council will be hosting an IT drop-in help session at Brighton Library (14 Willis Street, Brighton 3186) on:
- Friday 18 October, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Should you require further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Grants Officer for the Bayside Sustainable Environments Grant.
Phone: (03) 9599 4495
Contingency Grants guidelines
The below programs are available to apply for funding and are guided by the Contingency Grants guidelines.
Contingency grants guidelines (PDF, 274.46KB)
Contingency grants guidelines (DOCX, 120.40KB)
A new program or community initiative
Funding is available to not-for-profit groups for new programs that:
- Address an emerging or unexpected community need; and
- Where an action is time critical.
Funding for the New Program or Community Initiative stream will be offered as a seed grant to help the program establish its viability and attract alternate funding sources. All applications will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. Applications should identify a need within the community and outline the community benefits. Generally, no more than $5,000 is provided per program.
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
- Opportunities for individuals to represent their state or country in significant sporting competitions
- Cultural or civic events
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 (PDF, 224.08KB)
Individuals or families in financial hardship guidelines.doc (DOCX, 117.71KB)
Shopping Centre Event and Celebration Program
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:
- Contribute to the economic well-being of the shopping precinct; and
- Raise the level of engagement with residents and community groups.
To find out more about grants
Should you require further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Grants Officer.
Phone: (03) 9599 4686
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