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Community Development Grants

Community Development Grants

Our Community Development Grants Program provides funding to groups/organisations involved in projects that build people's skills and engage them within their local communities.

Applications for the 2019/20 program will open on Monday 25 February 2019.

Grants of up to $5000 are available to a broad range of groups including community groups, sporting clubs, self-help, cultural and recreational interest groups - provided they are not-for-profit and directly benefit residents of the City of Whittlesea.

Applications open twice a year. Successful applicants have 12 months to complete their projects.

Grant guidelines

The 2019-20 Community Development Grant Guidelines are currently being reviewed and will be available for download in early February 2019.

Acquittal of all grants

Acquitting is a mandatory part of the Community Development Grant Process, and details to us how grant money was spent and outcomes of the project.

To be eligible for future funding from Council, groups/organisations need to ensure to acquit all previous grants.

Complete an acquittal form online via SmartyGrants (select 'My Submissions' to view any outstanding acquittals).

Preparing your Grant Project Budget

All Community Development Grant applicants are required to submit a detailed budget to support their application.

This details what you will use the grant funds for, the details of other funding and in-kind support that will contribute to your project and the cost of all items required for the project.

Download our Budget Help Sheet below to help you plan out your budget.