Healthy and Connected Communities Grant Program

We are committed to supporting community groups with great ideas.

Please note: 

Applications for this program 2017 closed on 25 September 2017.

Dates for future rounds will be published on the site in 2018.

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.

The grants process

  1. Read the grant guidelines and criteria

  2. Contact Grants staff prior to commencing your application by phoning 03 5272 4736 or 03 5272 5039

  3. Complete and submit an online expression of interest

HCCG Program process as a diagram

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: Tuesday, 7 November 2017