Monash Community Grants Program

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The Monash Community Grants Program (MCGP) provides funding to support community groups and organisations to deliver projects, activities and events to strengthen, enhance and benefit the Monash community.

Local community groups and organisations are invited to submit applications for cash and in-kind funding to support programs, services, projects and events taking place between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.

The 2021/22 round of the Monash Community Grants Program closed at 2pm Thursday 4 March 2021.

Policy, Guidelines and Templates

Funding Categories

  • Active Projects
  • Arts & Cultural Projects 
  • Community Events
  • Community Strengthening
  • Community Strengthening - Hall Only 
  • Major Festivals
  • Positive Ageing 
  • Neighbourhood House
  • Specialist Services

    Policy and Applicant Guidelines

    For an overview of the Monash Community Grants Program, please refer to the MCGP Policy below.

    For a more detailed explanation of the grants categories, funding available and how to make an application, refer to the MCGP Applicant Guidelines below.

    Monash Community Grants Program Policy (pdf, 222KB)

    Monash Community Grants Program Applicant Guidelines (pdf, 5MB)

    Support for Applicants

    Council is offering sessions to provide a one-on-one opportunity for each group to meet with a member of the Monash Community Grants Program team to ensure you have the best chance of funding. It is important to check your eligibility and determine which category is the most appropriate to apply under. The grants team can also provide you with advice regarding your project and application. It is not essential for applicants to attend one of these workshops, but it is essential to at least speak to a member of the grants team about a proposed application.


    Detailed Event Plan for Community Events (pdf, 431KB)

    Risk Assessment Plan (pdf, 496KB)

    Monash Halls Booking Request Form (pdf, 184KB)

    Hall User Date Nomination Document (pdf, 118KB)

    Helpful Documents

    Council Plan 2017-2021

    A Healthy and Resilient Monash: Integrated Plan 2017-2021

    Arts Festivals and Community Events example budget (pdf, 351KB)

    Community Strengthening example budget (pdf, 139KB)

    Neighbourhood House example budget (pdf, 124KB)

    Specialist Services example budget (pdf, 139KB)

    Annual Maintenance Closure Dates (pdf, 73KB)

    Application Enquiries

    • For Active Projects, Community Strengthening, Neighbourhood House, Positive Ageing and Specialist Services: 9518 3568
    • For Arts & Cultural Projects, Community Events and Major Festivals: 9518 3636
    • Email for all enquiries:

    Grants Allocations

    To find out more on the previous funding rounds, visit Community Grants Allocations.

    Other Grants Programs

    Quick Response Grant Program

    The Quick Response Grants are designed to support the adaptation and continuation of local community groups and individual creative efforts to help build community resilience and unity during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    The purpose of these grants is to provide programs and projects to strengthen the community during this time.

    Applicants are able to apply for up to $5,000 for a once-off grant. The grants will be open until the allocation has been exhausted.

    More info: Quick Response Grants

    Additional Funding Opportunities

    External funding opportunities available to community service organisations can be found at Additional Funding Opportunities

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    Last updated: 02 June 2021