Important notice

All Community Grant applications need to align to the priorities within either of the following plans:


Open grants

    Community Group Essentials grants - up to $3,000 - Emergency running costs 

    Round now open. Please see important notice above before applying.

    Small grants - up to $3,000 - Small projects or upgrades

    Round now open. Please see important notice above before applying.

      Closed grants

      Large grants – up $25,000 - Upgrades and Projects

      • The Large Grant Program for 2022/2023 has closed.

      Community Christmas Meal Events 2022

      • The Community Christmas Meal Events for 2022 has closed.

      Great Ideas grants

      • Under review 

      The Circular City grant program

      • Under review

      Medium grants - up to $10,000 - Upgrades and Projects

      • Medium grants are now closed for the 2022-2023 Financial year. 

      Preparing your application

      Online tutorial

      This short online tutorial assists groups and organisations who are considering applying for a City community grant. The tutorial contains information on how to address grant criteria and clearly articulate your project (the what, why, how and who), information on eligibility, and general grant writing tips and information.

      Resources to assist with grant applications:

      Evaluating your project

      If you are a recipient of a grant you are required to submit a project evaluation within 60 days of the completion of your project. Go to the Community Grants Project Evaluation Form.


      Contact us

        Contact a Community Grants Officer on: 

        1300 002 642 or email [email protected] 

          Community Grants Policy

          Additional resources

          Bendigo Funding Finder 

          The City has collaborated with GrantGuru to establish a customised search tool for locating potential funding opportunities - Bendigo Funding Finder - which is freely available to Greater Bendigo community organisations. The site has two search tabs - community and business, key word filtering, as well as helpful hints and information.

          GEE (Grants, Events, Etc) 

          GEE (Grants, Events, Etc) is an electronic newsletter for community groups and organisations that details the latest grant opportunities, as well as upcoming events and some community resources. Subscribe now by emailing [email protected]

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