Healthy and Connected Communities Grant Program

We are committed to supporting community groups with great ideas.

The Healthy and Connected Communities Program (formerly known as the Community Grants Program) is offered to assist not-for-profit community organisations in providing opportunities that benefit the wider Geelong community. Our goal is to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life of Greater Geelong Communities.

We are looking for projects that assist in achieving the goals and outcomes consistent with our objectives relating to Community Wellbeing, as indicated in City Plan 2013-2017.

The three priority areas of the Community Wellbeing objectives are:

  1. Healthy lifestyles
    Promote healthy eating and lifestyle options.

  2. Healthy environments
    Provide healthy environments for physical activity and infrastructure to support healthy living and connected communities.

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

Key dates for applications

Applications are open between 14 August and 25 September 2017.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the final day of each round.  Incomplete/late submissions will not be accepted.

Please read the grant guidelines for the particular stream you are interested in  before submitting an application.  This provides information about the process, eligibility, what you can apply for and the assessment criteria.

You will also need to make contact with grants staff before you apply. Contact details are available below.

Apply online


Healthy & Connected Communities Grant Guidelines 2017/2018

Need to know more...

If you have any questions about the Creative Communities program, please contact: Lynda Hansson or Ana Didulica, Connected Communities Department by email at

Page last updated: Monday, 21 August 2017