Our Grants help turn your idea into reality.

They support projects, programs, activities and events that respond to a community need, and will improve the health, wellbeing and capacity of our community.

Whether you're seeking to purchase new equipment, offer group activities, run a community event or upgrade facilities, our grants may be able to assist.

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Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Croatian, Dari, English, Farsi, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Swahili, Tamil, Vietnamese.

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Our grants

Please keep an eye on this page or sign up for email alerts (see panel on the right) to receive information on the City's Grants.

Grant Opening Soon Closing Date
 Children's Week  11 May 2024  5pm 24 June 2024


Closed Grants
Artists and Creatives Professional Development Grants
Arts Project Grants
Clean Economy Grants
 Clever and Creative Seed Grants
Climate Change Partnership Grants
Community Events Grants
Community Events Quick Response Grants
Community Infrastructure Grants
Community Infrastructure Exemption From Match-Funding
Christmas in the Community (only for Neighbourhood Houses)
Environmental Sustainability
First Nations Cultural Heritage
Geelong Heritage Grants
Healthy & Connected Communities
Neighbourhood Houses
 Positive Ageing

Other grant information
Geelong Major Events (GME) For more information about funding through GME go to: Geelong Major Events Committee
Grant recipients Lists of funding recipients from previous grant rounds
Other funding options Other grant opportunities available locally, within Victoria and nationwide.