Children’s Week Grants - Applications and guidelines

Applications for the 2017 Children’s Week Council Grants have now closed.

Children’s Week is an international event designated by the United Nations, and celebrated annually in the fourth week of October. The week is designed to celebrate and promote the unique contributions that young children make to our community, and focus community attention on the needs and issues associated with early childhood.

Children’s Week in Geelong represents one of the largest community celebrations focusing on young children.

The Children’s Week theme for 2017 is ‘Education has the power to transform children’s lives’ and is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 29 - Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, their cultures and other cultures.

Available grants

Not-for profit community groups and organisations located within the City of Greater Geelong can apply for financial support to assist with the cost of a Children’s Week event or activity. Eligible organisations and community groups may only apply for one City of Greater Geelong Children’s Week Grant per financial year.

A limited number of grants of up to $300 are available from the City of Greater Geelong to assist organisations with the costs associated with holding a Children’s Week event.

Local Government and Not for Profit organisations can also apply for a Children’s Week Grant through the Department of Educationand Training (DET), from July 2017.

Subject to the number and nature of applications received, the amount of funding offered maybe less than requested.  If this occurs, there is no obligation for the applicant to proceed with their event and they will be given the option to withdraw.  

Unfunded events

Some organisations do not require funding, but would like to hold an event during Children’s Week.  In this instance, the event must be scheduled specifically for Geelong’s Children’s Week in order to be advertised and promoted in the Children’s Week program.

Unfunded events are still required to complete the application form.

Eligible activities

Applications are invited for the following types of activities:

  • A one off program, project, event or activity that specifically targets young children aged between 0-12 years and their families.

  • The program, project, event or activity must occur within the dates specified for Children’s Week 2017 and be located in the City of Greater Geelong.

  • The main focus of the event must be celebrated and promoted as a Children’s Week activity.

  • Demonstrated maximum involvement by children, families, and the local community in the project, event, activity, or program for which the grant is being applied.

  • The event must meet the specifications outlined in the Funding Eligibility Criteria.

Applying for a grant

The application for the grants process opened on Monday 12 June 2017 and closed on Friday 30 June 2017.

Applicants were notified in writing regarding the outcome of their application by the end of July 2017.

Need to know more...

For further information or assistance in completing your application contact Family Services administration at Ariston House by calling 03 5272 4741.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 7 November 2017