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 - open now!
  • Responsive Grants - monthly

Grant guidelines

Please refer to the updated Moonee Valley Community Funding Guidelines 2018/19 (pdf, 1MB), or accessible word version (docx, 1MB) for more information. 

Information sessions & workshops

Come along to an information session to find out about the Biannual Grants and Social Support Grants programs, including information on:

  • What you can apply for
  • Who is eligible to apply for a grant
  • How to apply and what to include in your application
  • How applications are assessed
  • Tips on writing a great application

There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions or to discuss your project proposal.

Information sessions

Click on the date to register:

When Where

Thursday 19 July


Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

69 Military Road, Avondale Heights

Monday 23 July


Civic Centre, Council Chambers

9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Thursday 2 August


Flemington Community Centre

25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington

Grant writing workshops

Learn effective grant writing skills and build your understanding of what is required to successfully apply for and acquit grants. This fun and hands-on workshop will be focussing on transforming your ideas into fundable concepts and will walk you step by step through the process.

FREE to attend.

Click on the date to register:

When Where

Thursday 26 July


Civic Centre, Council Chambers

9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Friday 3 August


Sam Merrifield Library

762 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

Biannual Grants - now open!

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.

Social Support stream

From 2018, Social Support grants of up to $1,500 are available for 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. 

Apply now!

Biannual and Social Support Grants are now open for application and will close at 5pm on Thursday, 16 August 2018.

Please follow this link to apply for a Biannual or Social Support Grant online.

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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 (including the establishment of new groups). 
  2. Individual participation and high-level achievement in sports, arts or educational activities. Available for individual residents of the City of Moonee Valley who are experiencing financial hardship.

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 after 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: Friday, 20 July 2018, 9:55 AM