Community Grants

Projects up to $5000

The Community Projects fund supports local groups and organisations to develop projects that: 

  • are new and innovative
  • encourage a sense of local pride and belonging
  • are broadly inclusive and community driven 

The grant pool is $10,000 with funds of up to $5000 available per project. Applications are assessed by the Nillumbik Community Fund Assessment Panel which is made up of Council officers and community members

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Projects up to $2000

We call these grants Quick Response Grants because we will respond quickly to your application.

Here are some suggestions of how these grants could be used: 

  • community events and activities 
  • materials and equipment 
  • artist, consultant or provider fees 
  • pilot programs 
  • promotional materials such as brochures, newsletters, websites, and signage 
  • venue hire charges and signage up to $200. See details on the Venues for hire page 
  • minor capital works (community groups will need to get written approval from the   relevant landlord if works are on Council land) 
  • incorporation costs (on set up) 

Grant applications are assessed by the Community Development and Inclusion team. For further information, email  

Applications open on 1 July each year and remain open until funds are expended.

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To apply 

Read the guidelines, appropriate application form and budget help sheet before you begin. 

Use the appropriate application form at bottom of this page.

  • Scan and email your application to 
  • or print a copy of your application and deliver it to the Civic Centre, Civic Drive, Greensborough
  • or mail to Community Development and Inclusion, Nillumbik Shire Council, PO Box 476, Greensborough 3088

Do not staple the pages.