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Moonee Valley City Council

Grants

Round 2 2019/20 Biannual & Social Support grants will open on January 28 2020

Thanks to all of the fantastic groups who applied in Round 1 of our 2019/20 Biannual, Partnership & Social Support Grants. It is always exciting to see the breadth of interesting projects happening across the community, and this round is certainly no different. Keep your eye out for the projects below throughout 2020!

Grants and funding

We provide support for local projects that make Moonee Valley a more fair, thriving, connected, green or beautiful place to be.

Make sure you are signed up to the grants mailing list to receive updates about when the grant rounds are opening, and dates for upcoming information sessions and grant writing workshops offered.

Read the Community Funding Guidelines (PDF, 1MB) or Accessible Word version (doc, 44kb)  for more information about applying for grants. The guidelines are regularly updated so please make sure you've got the most recent version.

Speak to someone about grants

Phone: (03) 9243 8888
Email: grants@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Biannual grants

Are offered twice per financial year, and provide funding through five streams (community, social support, events and festivals, business and partnership) to support projects that increase community participation, access to information and services, and strengthen wellbeing and economic growth across the city.

Community grants

Community Grants are available for community groups, non-profits and individuals* delivering community projects in Moonee Valley. They are for projects that increase community participation, access to information and services, and strengthen wellbeing across the city and should be aligned to one of the five themes identified in Council’s long-term Moonee Valley 2040 Strategy.

Grants of any amount up to $20,000 are provided for one-off projects or for the establishment of projects that are to be completed within 12 months. Projects must be either a new project, or a project that builds on, but does not replicate, a project previously supported by Council.

*Applicants that are not an incorporated association (including individuals) must apply with the support of an auspice organisation. Please see the community funding guidelines for more information.

Social support grants

These grants are for small social support groups run by volunteers with limited fundraising means, where residents meet regularly to share information and each other’s company.

Applicants are eligible to receive one Social Support grant per 12 month period and are up to the value of $1,500.

Events and festival grants

This sub-stream is to fund events and festivals taking place in Moonee Valley, providing social and cultural connections and celebrating our local community. Successful applications to the events and festivals grants stream may apply for up to $20,000 of funding, and can be funded again in subsequent years if the application demonstrates continued growth and development of the event.

Business grants

Business Grants are for projects and events that will benefit the wider community and support increased patronage of local business precincts, especially projects that include improvements to the public realm and support placed-based activations. Local businesses, sole traders or Traders Associations can apply for up to $20,000.

Partnership grants

Partnership Grants provide multi-year funding for local community service organisations and community groups to deliver projects that address health and wellbeing priorities outlined in Council’s long-term Moonee Valley 2040 Strategy and the Council Plan 2017-2021. Successful applications to the Partnership Grants stream may apply for up to $20,000 of funding every two years, starting in 2019.

Read the Community Funding Guidelines (PDF, 1MB) or Accessible Word version (doc, 44kb)  for more information.

Other types of grants and funding

Responsive grants

Responsive grants are small grants of up to $1,000. They are categorised in three specific funding areas:

  1. Available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to deliver neighbourhood activations, establish a new community group, or support unexpected and unforeseen needs and/or opportunities.
  2. Individual participation and high-level achievement in sports, arts or educational activities. Available for individual residents of the City of Moonee Valley who are experiencing financial hardship.
  3. Fundraising support for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to request a Council voucher to use in fundraising, or apply for a donation to support a local fundraising event or initiative.

These grants are open monthly, closing on the first day of each month. They are usually assessed very quickly, with a turnaround time of up to six weeks after the close of the round.

Applicants can only receive one Responsive Grant allocation per financial year.

Read the Community Funding Guidelines (PDF, 1MB) or Accessible Word version (doc, 44kb)  for more information. The guidelines are regularly updated so please make sure you've got the most recent version.

You can apply for a responsive grants online here. 

Vouchers

We can assist local not-for-profit local community groups with their fundraising efforts through the provision of a voucher for selected Council services. These vouchers can be used in fundraising raffles or as prizes.

Local community groups and organisations are eligible for one voucher per 12 months to be used for fundraising activities in which raised funds must be directed towards local services or programs.

How to apply:

  • Applications are accepted on an monthly basis (closing on the first day of the month)
  • Applications may be submitted online via SmartyGrants
  • Following the close of the round, applications are assessed within four to six weeks

Donations

We can support fundraising activities of local community organisations by providing a one-off donation up to a maximum of $1,000.

How to apply:

  • Applications are accepted on an monthly basis (closing on the first day of the month)
  • Applications may be submitted online via SmartyGrants
  • Following the close of the round, applications are assessed within four to six weeks