Moonee Valley Grants

Every year we support and empower our community to undertake some amazing initiatives through our Moonee Valley Grants program.

We provide two types of grants:

  • Biannual Grants
  • Responsive Grants

Grant guidelines

Please refer to the Moonee Valley Community Funding Guidelines 2017/18 (pdf, 1MB)accessible word version (docx, 1MB) for more information.

Biannual Grants

These grants are offered twice per financial year, and are for community activities, projects or substantial initiatives which fulfil one or more of the following goals:

  • Enhance the wellbeing of individuals and community groups
  • Promote a clean, green and beautiful environment
  • Create a vibrant and diverse city with opportunities for all
  • Provide a friendly and safe community

Individuals, community groups, organisations and local businesses will be able to apply for a grant according to the following funding levels, depending on the scale of their project: up to $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000.


Grant applications for round 1 closed on Tuesday, 8 August 2017. Applications are currently being assessed and the outcomes will be announced following the meeting of Council on 24 October 2017.

Round 2 will be open from 30 January to 6 March 2018 for projects commencing after June 2018.


Congratulations to the 2016/17 Round 2 successful recipients (doc, 43KB) and the 2016/17 Round 1 successful recipients (doc, 48KB)

Responsive Grants  

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

  1. Emerging and/or unexpected community need that is urgent and cannot fit into the Biannual Grants time frames. Available for local not-for-profit organisations or community groups. 
  2. Individual participation and high-level achievement in sports, arts or educational activities. Available for individual residents of the City of Moonee Valley.

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 from the close of the round.

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

Apply now

Please follow this link to apply for a Responsive Grant online.

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Helpful resources

Grants short film

Watch our short film featuring three successful projects supported by our grants:

Grants mailing list

If you’re interested in receiving updates about grant opportunities, provided by us as well as other organisations in Moonee Valley, join our grants mailing list.

More information

For more information and support in applying for a Moonee Valley grant, contact our Grants Officer on 9243 8888 or

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 2:03 AM