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Community Support Grants Program

The Community Support Grants Program opens on Thursday 1 February 2018 and 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.

It is important that all community groups and organisations read the following information before they apply:

Read Community Support Grants Program Guidelines and Eligibility

Read more information on Round 1 2018 Community Support Grants Program

 

Key dates

Applications must be submitted by the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • Opening date: 1 February 2018

  • Closing date: 28 February 2018

  • Notification of outcome: June 2018

  • Project period: 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019

 

Grants Information and Writing Sessions

Groups are encouraged to attend Grant Information and Writing Sessions, which run for 20 minute and provide groups with more information about the Community Support Grants Program and how to apply.

If your group would like grants writing assistance, sessions will commence at the end of the Grants Information Sessions. Groups are encouraged to bring along a draft project plan to benefit from the session.

Council's Information and Grants Writing Sessions will run for three sessions on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 6 February 2018, 5.30pm-7.30pm - Location: Dandenong Civic Centre, Level 1 Meeting Room,  225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

  • Wednesday 7 February 2018, 1pm-3pm - Location: Dandenong Civic Centre, Level 1 Meeting Room,  225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

  • Tuesday 13 February 2018, 1pm-3pm - Location: Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, Function Room 1,  18-32 Buckley Street, Noble Park

 

Information sessions, run by Council staff, and hosted by community agencies are:

  • Thursday 15 February 2018, 2.30pm-4pm - Location: Springvale Neighbourhood House, 46-50 Queens Avenue, Springvale

  • Thursday 15 February 2018, 5.30pm-7pm - Location: Springvale Neighbourhood House, 46-50 Queens Avenue, Springvale

 

Evening Appointments

Appointments to discuss grants applications are available after hours at the following times and venues. Drop-ins are welcome, however we advise groups to telephone Council on 8571 1432 to ensure an appointment.

Dandenong Library: Levels 2 and 3, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

  • Tuesday 13 February 2018: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 February 2018: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Springvale Library: 411 Springvale Road, Springvale

  • Thursday 8 February 2018: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Thursday 22 February 2018: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

 

Apply now!

Click this link to apply for the Community Support Grants Program

Click this link if you have already started an application

 

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 commgrants@cgd.vic.gov.au to discuss.