More than $825,000 in community grants open

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

More than $825,000 in grants will be available in the upcoming round of the City of Greater Geelong’s 2020-21 Community Grants program.

The Council is proud to be investing more than $4.9 million in Community Grants in 2021-22, with the latest grants opening on Saturday 12 February 2022.

The grants range in value from $3000 to $10,000 across six different categories.

The upcoming round includes:

  • COVID-19 Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery Grants
  • COVID-19 Community Recovery Grants
  • Community Events Quick Response Grants
  • Environmental Sustainability Grants
  • First Nations Cultural Heritage Grants
  • Neighbourhood Houses Grants


Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 14 March 2022 for all grants, except for the First Nations Cultural Heritage grant which closes at 5pm on Monday 11 April 2022.

Community Events Quick Response Grants will remain open until 1 June unless funds are exhausted.

Further information about the grants, the application criteria and how to apply is available on our grants page.

You can also call the team on 5272 5560 or email [email protected]

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan

This round of grants will support the arts, culture and heritage sectors, local community groups and community event organisers impacted by COVID-19 to continue to deliver their activities and programs.  

Total funding available through the 2021-22 grants program is approximately $3 million higher than 2018-19 levels.

We’ve shown a continuing commitment to strengthening our Community Grants program, increasing the total funding available in consecutive years.

Finance Chair, Councillor Anthony Aitken

The grants will fund arts projects community events, environmental sustainability projects, and equipment purchases. We’re offering a second-round opportunity to apply for a First Nations Cultural Heritage grant for projects that support and protect Aboriginal cultural heritage.

We’re investing $44,000 in environmental sustainability grants for projects that enhance our natural environment and drive environmental sustainability actions, and $50,500 in grants to Neighbourhood Houses for local community development projects.

The latest funding follows our investment of more than $3.1 million in Community Infrastructure Grants and Geelong Heritage Grants to more than 40 projects across our region.

This follows our investment of more than $3.1 million in Community Infrastructure Grants and Geelong Heritage Grants to more than 40 projects across our region.




Page last updated: Monday, 7 March 2022

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