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New grants program now open

New grants program now open

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

Community groups and programs are set to receive a funding boost with the new City of Whittlesea community grants program opening on 7 August. 

The new program comes with a simpler and more inclusive application process with grants open all year and assessed monthly and quarterly. 

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the new program also included a boost in funds. 

“We have this year endorsed a 33% increase in total community grants funding in response to community need,” she said. 

“We want to support the brilliant efforts of groups and individuals delivering programs, activities and events that enrich our local community.” 

“We’re looking forward to seeing the projects funded through community grants coming to life.” 

The new grants program also includes emergency grants and has already opened applications to food share organisations in response to the impacts of cost-of-living pressures. 

The new program offers six grant categories- small, medium, large, individual, unincorporated groups and emergency grants.  

In the lead up to the launch of the new program, Council has been running information sessions for the local community. 

If you missed the information sessions, you can find all the details on Council’s website at or you can email