More sessions on grant programs

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Community groups, organisations and landowners are invited to apply for a range of City grant programs.

The City is supporting a wide variety of community interests and activities with grants through its Community Investment Support Fund (CISF).

Applications for the next round of available grants will be received from Friday 7 June until 2 August.

To inform community members about the funding opportunities and to help with their applications, the City will host more grant information sessions this month.

These sessions will be held:

Wednesday 12 June 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm  
Waurn Ponds Library - 230 Pioneer Road, Grovedale RSVP by 11 June 2019
Saturday 15 June 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm  
Geelong West Town Hall - Pakington Street, Geelong West RSVP by 14 June 2019
Wednesday 19 June 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm  
Courthouse Youth Arts - 60 Little Malop Street, Geelong RSVP by 18 June 2019
Saturday 22 June 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Potato Shed - 29-41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale RSVP by 21 June 2019

The Council is significantly boosting the CISF, with more than $8.3 million allocated to the unified fund in the Proposed Budget 2019-20.

This includes $3 million for community infrastructure, with clubs on private land eligible to apply for the first time.

The Central Geelong Heritage Fund would provide priority project grants of up to $70,000 to support the restoration of commercial heritage building facades in priority areas of the CBD.

There are also general project grants of up to $30,000 available for other heritage restoration projects within Central Geelong.

Multiple grants of up to $6000 would be allocated under the Healthy and Connected Communities, Creative Communities and the Environment and Sustainability programs.

Among the groups to benefit from earlier rounds of the program was the Croatian Cultural Association.

They received a $6000 grant in 2017-18 to help them produce a cookbook of their mothers’ traditional recipes.

This book - My Mother’s Kitchen - has just been printed and is available now.

Find out more information on the range of grant programs.

Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood

We have added extra information sessions to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get the support they need when applying for a community grant.

We encourage every club, group or organisation with a project needing funding to make the most of this opportunity and get your applications in.

Councillor Pat Murnane - Chair Finance Portfolio

With more than $8.3 million available in the proposed budget for a wide range of grants, this is a huge opportunity for community clubs and groups to access valuable funds.

The vast majority of these groups are run by hardworking volunteers who put hours of time in for the benefit of our community. Council is pleased to give them a helping hand through this grants program.

Councillor Kylie Grzybek - Deputy Chair An Inclusive and Diverse Community portfolio

These women are an amazing example of our region’s strong sense of togetherness and community. It’s great that they’ve used a grant from the council to create something so positive.

This is really what our community grants program is all about, and we encourage all groups and clubs with a project needing funding to apply when 2019-2020 applications open.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 11 June 2019