Nillumbik Community Fund

The 2021/22 Nillumbik Community Fund has now closed, and the recipients for each grant program are listed below.  

Community Support Grant (Community, Indigenous and Youth)

Funding a variety of community, indigenous and youth projects to support local community groups to enhance and strengthen their own neighbourhoods and townships.

 Recipient Project
A Fitting Connection
Fundraising with Purpose 
Carers Collective 
Launch of Carers Collective 
Diamond Valley Learning Centre 
Nillumbik Youth Gamers Club 
Eltham Redbacks Football Club 
Coaches for Community 
Ferguson Park Pre School 
Construction of Indigenous Garden 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Group 
Hohnes Road Playhouse 
Dance Classes for Pre-schoolers 
Women’s Leadership Community Member 
The 5 C's Scholarship Program 
Women’s Leadership Community Member 
New Circle 
Smiths Gully General Store 
Smiths Gully Public Defibrillator 


Arts and Cultural Development Grant

Funding to support artists and local community groups to enhance and strengthen their own neighbourhoods and townships through arts and cultural initiatives.

Recipient  Project
Amanda Grant 
Malcolm Fraser Sculpture 
Edible Hub Hurstbridge 
Arts in the Garden workshops 
Hurstbridge Jazz Club 
Hurstbridge Jazz Club Pilot Series 
Lower Plenty Dance Group 
Tuesday Night Dance 
St. Andrews Church Stained Glass Windows 
Rotary Club of Eltham 
Eltham Art Show for Nillumbik Shire & Friends 


Community Event and Placemaking Grant

Funding to support community groups and local residents in the facilitation and delivery of events and placemaking activities across Nillumbik Shire.

Recipient Project
Azadeh Keshavarzmohammadian    Persian Music and Dance Night   
CFA Kangaroo Ground and CFA Research 
Run for the Firies 
Dina Smirnova 
Breathwork Soundscape 
Hang Together 
Come Together Music & Arts Festival 
Paradoxa Collective 
‘Under the Canopy: Shaping & Making’   
Poetry@Chrissy Hills 
Poetry Sessions 
Slovenian Sporting & Social Association of Melbourne 
Slovenian Club Open Day 
Soup Creative Community Projects 
Singing Herspace 
Victorian Skateboard Association 
Nillumbik Skate Park Activation Project