The City of Greater Bendigo's Community Grants Program provides an opportunity for not for profit groups, or a registered business develop projects that complement areas identified as priorities in the Community Plan 2017-2021.

Community Grants

  • Small grants - up to $3,000 (The Small Grant funding is now closed. Due to an overwhelming response the budget for this category has now been fully expended. Applications will re-open 1 July 2019)
  • Medium grants - up to $10,000
    • Please Note: Applications submitted for the November 2018 Medium Grant Round will receive an email regarding the outcome on January 3, 2019
    • Next round opens 1 March and closes 1 April 2019, (5pm)
    • Apply for a Medium grant
  • Large grants – up to $50,000 - with a maximum of $25,000 in any financial year
  • Community Group Essentials grants - up to $3,000 (can apply at any time, until funding budget is expended)
  • Social Innovation/Transformation grants (to be advised)
  • Bendigo Town Hall Community Use Subsidy program (can apply at any time)

Preparing your application

We recommend that you discuss your proposed project with us to make sure your group is eligible and to understand the guidelines and application process.

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 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected] 

Community Granting Policy

Grant stories

Find out about some of our community grant recipients and how they applied for grants with a purpose in mind: 

We welcome your feedback.

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