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Annual Community Grants

We invite local not-for-profit groups that contribute to making Bayside a better place to live to apply for a community grant.

Council's community grants program aims to:

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

Council's Annual Community Grants program supports initiatives proposed by community groups which strengthen and enrich community life through the provision of an improved range of leisure, cultural, community development, environmental, health, education, sporting and welfare programs and activities.

Grants of up to $7,500 each are considered for initiatives by eligible community groups that meet the objectives of Council's Grants Policy and the Annual Community Grants Guidelines.

 

  2024/25 Annual Community Grants Round - Important Dates

5 March 9.30am-12pm

Effective Grant Writing workshop

Build your understanding of what is required to successfully apply for and acquit grants.

This fun and hands-on workshop will focus on transforming your ideas into fundable concepts and will walk you step by step through the process.

Includes:

  • Where to find the money
  • Writing a killer 50-word grab
  • Working with partners
  • Building a budget
  • Answering the ‘sustainability’ and ‘evaluation’ questions

Held in person at Bayside City Council Corporate Centre

Book
13 March 6-8.30pm

Effective Grant Writing workshop

Build your understanding of what is required to successfully apply for and acquit grants.

This fun and hands-on workshop will focus on transforming your ideas into fundable concepts and will walk you step by step through the process.

Includes:

  • Where to find the money
  • Writing a killer 50-word grab
  • Working with partners
  • Building a budget
  • Answering the ‘sustainability’ and ‘evaluation’ questions

Held online via Zoom

Book
21 March 1:30-2:30pm

Annual Community Grants information session for applicants

This session will cover all you need to know about applying to Bayside's Annual Community Grant Program such as program objectives, eligibility, submission process and conditions of funding (including information on implementing and monitoring Child Safe Standards at your organisation). 

Held in person at Bayside City Council Corporate Centre

Book
25 March  5:30 - 6:30pm 

Annual Community Grants information session for applicants

This session will cover all you need to know about applying to Bayside's Annual Community Grant Program such as program objectives, eligibility, submission process and conditions of funding (including information on implementing and monitoring Child Safe Standards at your organisation). 

Held in person at Bayside City Council Corporate Centre

Book
27 March

9am

Annual Community Grant 24/25 round opens

Applications opening soon
17 April 5.30-6.30pm

Annual Community Grants information session for applicants

This session will cover all you need to know about applying to Bayside's Annual Community Grant Program such as program objectives, eligibility, submission process and conditions of funding (including information on implementing and monitoring Child Safe Standards at your organisation). 

Held in person at Bayside City Council Corporate Centre

Book
18 April   2-3pm

Annual Community Grant Applicant IT support session

Held in person at Brighton Library

Book
8 May 5pm Annual Community Grant 24/25 round closes -

 


More Information

For enquiries regarding the Annual Community Grants contact Council's Community and Social Planner on 9599 4787 or email grants@bayside.vic.gov.au

Previously Successful Grant Recipients - see a list of successful applications in 2023/24