Neighbourhood House Grants

This grant is offered to assist Department of Fairness, Families and Housing (DFFH) funded and approved Neighbourhood Houses in the City of Greater Geelong to provide opportunities that benefit the wider Geelong community.

Grant guidelines

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

2024-25 Neighbourhood Houses Grant Guidelines (WORD - 598 KB)

2024-25 Neighbourhood Houses Grant Guidelines (PDF - 361 KB)

Who can apply?

This is an invitation only grant to the fourteen DHHS recognised Neighbourhood Houses that operate in the City of Greater Geelong and Neighbourhood Houses Barwon (see guidelines above)

What can you apply for?

There are three categories:

Category 1: External Community Group Subsidy (up to $2,500 per applicant)             

Category 2: Governance and Administration Subsidy (up to $2,500 per applicant)

Category 3: Community Development Project (up to $7,500 per applicant)

Note: Neighbourhood Houses Barwon is only eligible to apply for Category 3.

How much can you apply for?

There is a total grant pool of $182,500 available.

Applicants may ask up to $12,500 per application for eligible Neighbourhood Houses and $7,500 for Neighbourhood Houses Barwon.

Applicants will only be funded once in each eligible category, per grant round.

How to Apply

  • Read the grant guidelines.
  • Check you are an eligible applicant - This is an invitation only grant. 
  • Check your activity is eligible.
  • 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 29 July 2024

Notification of outcomes

16 September 2024

Page last updated: Friday, 31 May 2024