Healthy and Connected Communities Grants

This grant supports projects, activities or events that respond to a community need, and will improve the social connection, health and wellbeing of the community.

Grant guidelines

To confirm the eligibility of your organisation and activity, please read the grant guidelines before applying.

2024-25 Healthy and Connected Communities Grant guidelines (WORD - 848 KB)

2024-25 Healthy and Connected Communities Grant guidelines (PDF - 379 KB)

Who can apply?

Applicants must deliver their project or activity within the City of Greater Geelong’s municipal boundaries and be one of the following applicant types:

  • Not-for-profits - incorporated bodies, co-operatives or associations
  • Registered charitable organisations – refer to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
  • Unincorporated bodies with an auspice
  • Schools and learning institutions – only for activities that are not curriculum based and the primary benefit is for the wider community

What can you apply for?

Project grants

For projects, programs, activities, forums or events that improve health and wellbeing, build community capacity and benefit the broader community, and equipment necessary to deliver these activities.


Equipment grants

To assist with the cost of small equipment purchases that help community groups deliver services and programs, improve health and safety outcomes or improve resources that support volunteer groups.

How much can you apply for?

There is a total grant pool of $263,000 available.

Project grants - Applicants may ask for up to $10,000


Equipment grants - Applicants may ask for up to $2,000

You can only submit one application for this grant per financial year.

How to Apply

  • Read the grant guidelines.
  • Check you are an eligible applicant.
  • Check your activity is eligible.
  • Get in touch with us - please discuss your activity with us before applying.
    [email protected] or phone 03 5272 5560
  • Collate your supporting documents.
  • Answer the questions in the application form.
  • Don't forget to hit the submit button.

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Applications open/close

Open:  Saturday 1 June 2024

Close: 5pm, Monday 22 July 2024

Notification of outcomes

13 December 2024 

2024-25 Information Session 


Page last updated: Tuesday, 18 June 2024