Grants help shape our community

Monday, 21 January 2019

Moonee Valley City Council is encouraging people to put forward their projects in the next round of our biannual grants program.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said the program is designed to help fund projects that benefit the Moonee Valley community.

“Grants of up to $20,000 are on offer for projects that contribute to our vision for a fair, thriving, connected, green and beautiful city,” Cr Sharpe said.

“It is always so exciting to see the diversity of projects that come through our grants program. Recent recipients include the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre, which has built a community garden aimed at supporting marginal groups, and Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Gail Smith, who is helping revive Woi wurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri People.”

Community Wellbeing spokesperson Cr Jim Cusack encouraged people to come along to one of our grant info sessions or free grant writing workshops being held throughout February.

“Volunteer-run groups with limited fundraising means are also encouraged to apply for our social support grants, with up to $1,500 on offer,” Cr Cusack said.

“These grants could go towards a new project idea, putting on an event, or purchasing necessary equipment.”

The grants are open from 29 January to 5 March for projects taking place in the 2019/20 financial year. We’ve changed our Community Funding Guidelines so make sure you check them out. Visit our Grants page for more information.

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Last updated: Friday, 5 April 2019, 3:54 AM