In addition to the City of Greater Dandenong's Councillor Donation Fund and Community Support Grants Program, a number of organisations and government departments offer grant funding. The list below outlines some grant providers to help you get started.
Arts Victoria delivers a range of programs designed to assist the development and presentation of cultural projects, programs and services that will benefit the Victorian arts industry and broader community.
Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council for the Arts offers funding for a range of arts-related projects including music, performance, festivals, and community cultural development.
Grants @ DPCD
Provides a list of grants and funding available from all Victorian State Government departments and agencies.
Provides an extensive listing of Commonwealth Government grants and funding programs.
Office of Multiculturalism and Citizenship / Victorian Multicultural Commission (OMAC/VMC)
OMAC / VMC runs a Community Grants Program to provide support to Victoria's culturally and linguistically diverse communities, especially new and emerging communities, to develop and sustain local community organisations and programs.
Our Community is a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice and tools for Australia's 600,000 not-for-profit community groups and state, private and independent schools, as well as practical linkages between the community sector and the general public, business and government. Their website contains an extensive database of grants opportunities, although full information on grants programs is only available to subscribers of their Easygrants newsletter.
Philanthropy Australia offers a range of services to support those seeking grants from philanthropic sources.
Funds a variety of projects, including those based on community building, the environment, health, sports and arts.
Vicsport has produced an online guide to assist sports clubs and associations by raising their awareness of the many funding and grants programs available throughout the Victorian Community.