Grants and funding

The Community Investment and Support Fund (CISF) offers a variety of grant programs for groups and organisations to undertake projects that benefit the local community.

This will help achieve the Greater Geelong region’s 30-year community led vision for a Clever and Creative Future.

The Clever and Creative Future vision is about developing a consistent approach to get things done and collaborating to create opportunities that address our challenges. This approach will assist in achieving the elements of a successful community.

Please read our Standard Grant Guidelines for information, terms and conditions relating to all our community grant programs.

To read the guidelines for a specific grant program, please select the  link to that program as listed below.  Guidelines and links to apply on our online form are updated on this site when a new round is announced.

Dates for the 2020/2021 main round of grants will be announced soon on this site.

For further information please contact our grants team on communitygrants@geelongcity.vic.gov.au or phone 03 5272 5272.



Our grant programs

Grants Status
Creative Communities Grant Program Closed
Creative Communities Grant Program - Quick Response & Professional Development Grants Open
Community Events Grants Fund Closed
Community Infrastructure Grants Fund Closed
Central Geelong Heritage Closed 
Children’s Week grants - applications and guidelines Closed
Environment and Sustainability Grants Program Closed
Geelong Major Events -
Healthy and Connected Communities Grant Program Closed
Neighbourhood House Grant Program Closed
Seniors Festival Grants Closed
'This Girl Can' 2020 Small Grants Program Closed 

Other funding

Find out what other funding options are available locally, within Victoria and nation-wide.