Community development grants

A funding pool of $27,500 is available in the Community Development Fund divided across two funding rounds each financial year. These grants aim to support not-for-profit community groups, organisations and schools with initiatives that bring positive benefits to people from any of the following groups:

  • Children, young people, families and seniors
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People experiencing homelessness, or those at risk of homelessness
  • People with disability, their family and carers
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Volunteers.

The City focuses on certain priorities in regard to successful grant applications. Successful applicants are advised to consider the following objectives when completing their Community Development Funding applications:

  • Promoting interactions between seniors and children or young people (inter-generational activities)
  • Reducing the isolation of people who are at risk or marginalised
  • Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Promoting positive behavioural changes, attitudinal changes and/or healthy life choices
  • Promoting community leadership
  • Promoting respect, celebrating difference and fostering inclusion.