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 is now open for applications and will close at 2pm Thursday 4 March 2021.
Applications are required to be submitted through SmartyGrants.
Policy, Guidelines and Templates
- 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.
For a more detailed explanation of the grants categories, funding available and how to make an application, refer to the MCGP Applicant Guidelines.
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 one 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.
Sessions are subject to current State Government advice, run for one hour per group and bookings are essential. Please book into one of these sessions online at Trybooking or by phoning 9518 3555.
In addition to these sessions Monash Council will be holding two Effective Grant Writing Workshops facilitated by Debby Marziarz via Zoom. Please book into one of these sessions online at Trybooking.
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)
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)
- 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: email@example.com
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 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 from 1 July 2020 until the allocation has been exhausted.
More info: Quick Response Grants
Additional Funding Opportunities
External funding opportunities available to community service organisations: Additional Funding Opportunities