2020 Community grants program

2020 Community Grants Program is now closed

Notification of the outcome for 2020 Community Grants Program applicants is anticipated in mid-November 2019 via a letter with funds distributed to successful applicants in December 2019 to commence projects in 2020.

Hobsons Bay City Council provides financial assistance through its annual Community Grants program to local community organisations and groups for activities and projects that meet a community need and address Council priorities. Projects are to be undertaken in the next calendar year. Toyota Motor Corporation Australia also provides financial support to groups through this grants program.

The next Community Grants Program will open in May 2020 for the 2021 year.

A 2020 Quick Response Grants Round will open in February 2020. For further information visit Council’s Quick Response Grants webpage.

Council values the contribution community groups make to the wellbeing of the City of Hobsons Bay and looks forward to continuing to support community groups and organisations through its grants program.

Further information

To find a list of successful applicants, grants guidelines and a copy of the application form and acquittal report from previous years refer to related content at the end of this page.

Still need to talk to someone?

Call Council’s Community Grants Officer on 9932 1000 for assistance or email commdev@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Resources to assist groups with preparing an application

To view questions related to a project or an equipment/resource purchase in the application form (covers equipment and/or resources, vibrant community project or invested together category questions), click here(DOCX, 136KB).

To view a budget example for the application form, click here.(DOCX, 51KB)

To view other funding opportunities outside of Council and further resources to assist with grant seeking and writing, click here(DOCX, 103KB).

Hobsons Bay Libraries also have several publications relating to grants which may assist. View the Hobsons Bay Libraries catalogue to borrow these resources.

Our Community website at www.ourcommunity.com.au also has lots of information for not-for-profit groups on how to apply for grants.