Other funding options

To find out what other funding options are available locally, within Victoria and nation-wide, the following sites may assist in your search.

The following four grant opportunities are currently available:

  1. Let’s Stay Connected Fund
    The Victorian Government is helping communities to stay connected during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond with the Let’s Stay Connected Fund. The fund provides grants between $5,000 and $200,000 to support community-led initiatives.

    The program will support innovative, community-led and community-based initiatives that build connection, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation and can be implemented quickly – providing much-needed support across the state. It will also support existing initiatives that can be rapidly scaled up to a local, regional or state level – delivering innovative and practical solutions that will benefit communities as soon as possible. Closing date:  31 August 2020.
  2. Leopold Community Bank Community Grant Program is now open.
    To apply scroll down to 2020 Leopold Community Investment Program.

    For any questions or assistance with applications please call Bronwyn on 0418 348 562 or email [email protected].  Closing date: 25 September 2020
  3. 2020 VicArts Grants program
    The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria's artists and smaller arts companies.  It provides one-off support for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector.

    The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to delivery of the arts that will build on Victoria's position as a cultural leader. Applications will be accepted for requests between $5,000 and $60,000.

    Solo projects (that is: one artist working alone) are eligible to apply for up to $20,000  Closing date: 20 August 2020
  4. The Significant Sporting Events Program is a Victorian Government funding program that assists sporting, community and event organisations to deliver sporting events in Victoria.

    The fund supports events that are national or international in focus, or have regional significance and are recognised by a relevant sporting body. Closing date: 30 June 2022

You can find these and other grant opportunities covering a wide range of categories by searching the following useful websites:





Page last updated: Wednesday, 5 August 2020

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