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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: Closed on 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.

Information sessions for Round 2 of the program will be advertised in July 2017.

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