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 twice per year
  • 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. 

Biannual & Social Support Grants

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

For more information, please download the Grant Guidelines above.

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. 

For more information, please download the Grant Guidelines above.

Round 1, 2018/19

Applications for Round 1, 2018/19 closed on 16 August 2018 and successful projects were announced on 14 November 2018. A list of successful projects is provided below.

Round 2, 2018/19

Applications for Round 2, 2018/19 will open on 29 January 2019 and will close on 5 March 2019. This round is to support projects taking place in between July 2019 and June 2020.

Make sure you are signed up to the grants mailing list to receive updates about when the grant rounds are opening, and dates for upcoming information sessions and grant writing workshops offered.

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.

For more information, please download the Grant Guidelines above.

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

Please ensure you have read the Grant Guidelines available to download at the top of this page.

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

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 12:39 AM