Apply now for Children's Week grants

Friday, 17 May 2024

The City of Greater Geelong is inviting local groups and organisations interested in running events during Children’s Week to apply for a Children’s Week Grant.

Children’s Week is an annual national celebration that will take place this year between 19 and 27 October.

To help encourage a wide range of activities and events for children to enjoy, the City is offering grants of up to $750, with a total grant pool of $15,000.

Not-for-profit groups such as toy libraries, playgroups and neighbourhood houses are eligible to apply, as are registered charities. Schools and early years services can also apply, subject to conditions.

Examples of potential events include dance and music-based activities, outdoor play, environment and nature-based activities, nutrition-based activities such as cooking classes, and events that help increase safety, such as water or road safety sessions.

Grants can help with the cost of delivering an event, such as venue hire, audio and visual equipment, entertainer fees, materials and catering.

To apply and for full grant guidelines, click here

Applications are now open and close on 24 June, with successful applicants to be notified on 12 August.

All events must be held within the City of Greater Geelong on or between 19 and 27 October 2024.

Mayor Trent Sullivan:

We encourage the community to get creative and help contribute to a fun and successful Children’s Week.

We’re looking to support activities that maximise the involvement of children and families, that are well planned, and inclusive to everyone.

This is an important way for the Council to support and celebrate local children, and we look forward to seeing some terrific applications.
Councillor Sarah Hathway, chair of the Council’s Inclusion and Care portfolio: 

Children’s Week is a special event on the calendar.

It’s always a wonderful week and we hope to see as many groups getting involved as possible.

Grant applications for events that are free and open to the general public will be prioritised, as will events that create an opportunity for an ongoing connection with families.
For further information or support completing an application, the City’s grants team is available to help via [email protected] or 5272 5560.

Page last updated: Friday, 17 May 2024