Healthy and Connected Communities Grant Program

We are committed to supporting community groups with great ideas.

Grant round closed

Applications for Round 2 in 2018-2019 round closed on Monday 18 February 2019.

Dates for the 2019/20 round to be confirmed.  Please refer to this site for updates.

Applications are made online through this site when the round is open.

The Healthy and Connected Communities Program is offered to assist not-for-profit community organisations in providing opportunities that benefit the wider Geelong community.

We are looking for projects that contribute to an inclusive, diverse, healthy and socially connected community.

In particular, our key priorities are to support projects that can demonstrate that they aim to:

  • improve social connections in our community
  • support local Aboriginal people to achieve their priorities
  • promote gender equity and diversity
  • support older people, young people and children in our community
  • foster inclusive communities, multicultural activities and respect for cultural diversity
  • improve access to programs for people with all abilities
  • promote healthy eating and support active living
  • improve safety in our community
  • address social and economic vulnerability
  • promote social equity and inclusion (the outcomes of social equity are intended to result in an increased sense of belonging, universal participation and a level playing field for all).

Two grant categories are on offer:




Max. Grant Allocation
(per applicant)

Category 1

Project Grants

For the delivery of responsive community projects, programs, activities and small community forums or events that focus on improving health, wellbeing and capacity building that benefit the broader community.



Category 2

Equipment Grants

To assist with the cost of small equipment purchases that help community groups to either: Deliver services and programs; improve health and safety outcomes; or improve resources that support volunteer groups.



Need to know more...

Read the grant guidelines

or if you have any questions about the our grant programs, please contact the Grants Team: Lynda Hansson or Ana Didulica, by email (

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 19 February 2019