Community Support Grants Program
The Community Support Grants Program allows community groups and organisations to apply for one-off grants of up to $20,000 to carry out projects, programs and events that will benefit the Greater Dandenong community.
Please read through the following documents before applying:
If you require the online application form in an alternative format due to access requirements please contact Council on 8571 1432.
Community Support Grants Program Round 2, 2018
Applications must be submitted by the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.
Meet with Council Support Staff
Appointments to discuss grants applications are available during regular office hours and after-hours at the following times and venues. Drop-ins are welcome however we advise groups to book in with Council to ensure a space by contacting 8571 1432.
Location: Dandenong Library, Levels 2 and 3, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong
Location: Springvale Library, 411 Springvale Road, Springvale
Grants Information Sessions and Grants Writing Workshops
Grants Information Sessions are 30 minutes long and aim to cover:
A 15 minute break will occur before the Grants Writing Workshops begin. These workshops are for groups that have developed their projects and would like to start preparing an application. Workshops run over 30 minutes and cover:
Council Information Sessions will be held on:
Information sessions, run by Council staff, and hosted by community agencies are:
Hosting a Workshop
If your organisation is interested in hosting a Grants Information Session or Grants Writing Workshop for a number of organisations, please get in contact with our Community Funding Team on 8571 1432 or email email@example.com.
Start Planning you Project
In preparing for the next grants round, it is ideal to start planning your project well before grant rounds are open. We have made a number of support templates and documents available to the community on the 'Grant Resources' webpage to help organisations effectively plan for projects, programs and events.
Council encourages community organisations to discuss projects, eligibility and the online application form with the Community Funding Support Officers throughout February before the closing date. Contact the Community Funding Support Officer on 8571 1432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Online Application Process
As of July 2017, Council moved to an online grants application process which includes updated application form questions. This has been designed to ease access for the community.
For those who require assistance in navigating the online portal or require the online application form in an alternative format due to access requirements, please contact the Community Funding Team for discussion. For more information see greaterdandenong.com/grants.