Community grants program

Our Community Grants program supports projects that make Darebin a better, healthier, sustainable and more inclusive place. 

Are you a not-for-profit community group or organisation with great ideas on how to create a better Darebin?   It’s time to apply for our annual Community Grants.


  Grants available in 2024.


Grant round



Funding released

FUSE Fund 2025

Feb 9

April 7


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Grants

March 4

April 30


Community Grants 2024/25 (Small/ Medium/ Venue Hire Support & Youth projects)

Apr 1




Read more about our grants in our 2024/25 Community Grant Guidelines


Do you want to know more about our Community Grants Program? We've created a video that includes:

  • grant application writing tips
  • how to link your project idea with Council Strategic Directions
  • how to apply for a grant

Grants information & grant writing tips video 2024


In 2023 we received around 172 grant applications across the six main grant streams totalling $963,524 representing almost twice the available budget.

After a highly competitive assessment process, a total of 116 successful applicants have been recommended for funding.

View the list of successful 2023 applicants

We congratulate the successful applicants and look forward to seeing your continued contribution to support our community and make Darebin a better, healthier, more sustainable and inclusive place.

If you missed out in 2023, we encourage you to apply again this year!


Applications open April 1 and close May 31,2024  

Apply here

More information

If you have a question, contact:

Corporate and Community Grants Officer
Phone 03 8470 8504