Community Grants Program

The City of Greater Geelong is committed to supporting community groups with great ideas.

The Community Grants Program is offered to assist not for profit community organisations in providing opportunities that benefit the wider Geelong community.

It is a requirement for all potential applicants to contact our grants staff – Lynda Hansson 03 5272 4736 or Ana Didulica 03 5272 5039 prior to completing our online application form.

Grant information and guidelines 

We are looking for projects that assist in achieving the goals and outcomes consistent with Council's objectives relating to Community Wellbeing, as indicated in City Plan 2013-2017. These objectives aim to enhance the health, wellbeing and quality of life of Greater Geelong communities.

The three priority areas of the Community Wellbeing objectives are:

  1. Healthy lifestyles (Our goal: Promote healthy eating and lifestyle options)

  2. Healthy environments (Our goal: Provide healthy environments for physical activity)

  3. Connected, creative and strong communities. (Our goal: Assisting and improving under resourced areas and providing opportunities for socialisation for people of all ages within our communities).

Comprehensive information about the Community Grants Program including the full guidelines and criteria, as well other related documents and the online application form, can be found by clicking on the links provided below.

2015-2016 Grant rounds

To assist in planning your project, please refer to the following key dates for each of the grant rounds planned for 2015/16.  Applications received for each round are assessed together in the month following the closing date. Applications will be accepted until midnight on the final day of each round.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Round 1
Dates Outcome Advised
1 July 2015 to 31 August 2015 by 30 September 2015
Round 2
Dates Outcome Advised
1 September 2015 to 31 October 2015 by 30 November 2015
Round 3
Dates Outcome Advised
1 November 2015 to 31 December 2015 by 31 January 2016
Round 4
Dates Outcome Advised
1 January 2016 to 29 February 2016 by 31 March 2016
Round 5
Dates Outcome Advised
 1 March 2016 to 30 April 2016 by 31 May 2016

Application Process

  1. Read the grant guidelines, selection criteria & eligibility information.
  2. Contact our grants staff on 03 5272 4736 or 03 5272 5039 or via email (
  3. Complete & submit an online application form.

If you need help using the online form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

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