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 - next round opens July 2018
  • Responsive Grants - monthly

Grant guidelines

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

Please note, the Guidelines will be updated before Round 1 2018/19 in July 2018.

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 any amount up to $20,000 depending on the size and scale of their project.

New Social Support stream

From 2018, we are introducing a Social Support stream which can provide funding of up to $1,500 to local community groups providing social support for residents.

These grants are for small social support groups run by volunteers with limited fundraising means, where residents meet regularly to share information and each other’s company. 

Round 1 2018/19

The next round of Biannual and Social Support Grants will open on Thursday 12 July 2018 and close at 5pm on Thursday, 16 August 2018. Please stay tuned for updates on information sessions to attend and for a new copy of the Grant Guidelines.

Please ensure you subscribe to the grants newsletter to stay up to date.

Round 2 2017/18

Round 2 Biannual and Social Support grant applications closed on 6 March 2018. Grant outcomes were announced on 4 June 2018.  

Recent grant recipients

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

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 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: Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 4:22 AM