Community grants program

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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

Guidelines for each of these grants will be available at the beginning of each grant round.

Grant round: FUSE 2025

  • Opens: February 9 2024
  • Closes: April 7 2024
  • Funding released: July

Grant round: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Grants

  • Opens: March 4 2024
  • Closes: April 30 2024
  • Funding released: June

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

  • Opens: April 1 2024
  • Closes: May 31 2024
  • Funding released: August

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

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


Watch our Grants information & grant writing tips video


Read more about our grants in our 2024/25 Community Grant Guidelines(PDF, 2MB)

Apply now

Applications open on April 1 and close on May 31, 2024

Apply here

Grants in 2023

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(PDF, 251KB)

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!

More information 

Corporate and Community Grants Officer
Phone 03 8470 8504