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Community Support Grants Program

The City of Greater Dandenong Community Support Grants Program provides grants of up to $20,000 to support the activities of local communities. Funding is available to assist local groups and organisations with programs and events that will benefit the Greater Dandenong community.

Funding rounds

There are two funding rounds for the program each year:

  • Round 1: 5pm Friday 17 March 2017
  • Round 2: To be advertised in July 2017

Annual priorities

Council has set the following priorities for the Community Support Grants Program for 2017:

  • Improving community safety and building community confidence to use public spaces
  • Assisting asylum seekers and refugees to find employment
  • Encouraging respect and reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians
  • Activities that connect young people to community
  • Promoting healthy eating to families

Applications that address these priorities and provide benefit to the community in one or more of these areas will be considered favourably.

Information sessions

Groups are encouraged to attend an information session to find out more about the Community Support Grants Program and how to write an effective application.

Four Council information sessions will be held on:

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10.30am-12pm
Springvale Community Meeting Room
397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 6pm-7.30pm
Function Room 1, Paddy O’Donoghue Centre
18-32 Buckley Street, Noble Park

Friday 24 February 2017, 1pm-2.30pm
Formal Meeting Room, Dandenong Civic Centre
225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 6pm-7.30pm
Council Chamber, Dandenong Civic Centre
225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

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

Thursday 23 February 2017, 2pm-3.30pm
Hosted by Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre
Chamber Room
39 Clow Street, Dandenong

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10am-11.30am
Hosted by Springvale Neighbourhood House
46-50 Queens Ave, Springvale

Forms and documents

All Community Support Grants Program documents are also available in hard copy from Council Customer Service Centres, libraries, neighbourhood houses and community centres.

Contact Council if you would like to have these documents mailed to you or require one in an alternative format.

Further information

Previous Community Support Grants Program recipients