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 2019 and 30 June 2020.

The 2019/20 round of the Monash Community Grants Program will be open for applications between 9am on Monday 29 October - 5pm on Friday 7 December 2018.

Apply Online

All applications must be submitted online, via SmartyGrants.

Please click on the link below for the category you wish to apply for:

Policy, Guidelines and Templates

    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, 204KB)

    Monash Community Grants Program Applicant Guidelines (pdf, 4MB)

    Funding Categories

    • Community Strengthening
    • Community Partnerships - Specialist Services
    • Community Partnerships - Neighbourhood Houses
    • Positive Ageing
    • Arts & Cultural Projects
    • Community Events
    • Major Festivals
    • Active Projects


    Community Strengthening Work Plan (docx, 13KB)

    Community Partnerships Work Plan (docx, 13KB)

    Positive Ageing Work Plan (docx, 13KB)

    Monash Hall Hire Booking Request Form (docx, 14KB)

    Risk Assessment Plan (doc, 134KB)

    Helpful Documents

    Council Plan 2017-2021

    A Healthy and Resilient Monash: Integrated Plan 2017-2021

    Support for Applicants

    These information sessions will be presented by the Monash Community Grants team, to provide general information about the program. All three sessions will present the same information. As this is intended as an overview of the program, it is only essential to attend one of these information sessions. First time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

    All applicants must discuss their application ideas with a member of the grants team before completing an application. To assist with this process, Council will be hosting free workshops and support sessions to assist organisations to plan, prepare and submit their applications.

    For more details see the Applicant Support Sessions and Planning Workshops (October - November)
    (pdf, 494KB)

    Bookings for any of the workshops or support sessions are essential.

    Please call 9518 3649 or email:

    Application Enquiries

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

    Other Grants Programs

    Local Emerging Artists Grants

    The Local Emerging Artists Grants scheme is a new program to support professional development and training for eligible artists that can in turn benefit the Monash community.

    Applications are open all year round. 

    Find out more on the Local Emerging Artists Grants.

    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: 16 November 2018