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 2020 and 30 June 2021.

The 2020/21 round of the Monash Community Grants Program will open applications on Tuesday 28 January 2020. Submissions will close at 12pm Friday 28 February 2020.

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.

    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, 219KB)

    Monash Community Grants Program Applicant Guidelines (pdf, 20MB)

    Templates

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

    Risk Assessment Plan (pdf, 496KB)

    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)

    Support for Applicants

    Council will be running Applicant Information and Support Workshops to provide a one-on-one opportunity for each group to meet with a member of the MCGP team to ensure you have the best chance of funding. 

    It is not essential for applicants to attend these workshops, but it is essential to at least speak to a member of the grants team about a proposed application. 

    Sessions run for one hour per group and bookings are essential. Please book into one of these sessions online or by calling 9518 3555.

    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: monash.grants@monash.vic.gov.au

    Grants Allocations

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

    Other Grants Programs

    Neighbourhood Matching Grants

    The Neighbourhood Matching Grants scheme provides funding to neighbourhood groups for local activities that are inclusive and connect neighbours.

    Applications are open all year round.

    Find out more on the Neighbourhood Matching Grants.

    Additional Funding Opportunities

    External funding opportunities available to community service organisations: Additional Funding Opportunities

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    Last updated: 31 October 2019