Community Grants Program

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

Round Two applications of the 2017/18 Community Grant Program are now closed. 

Please note applicants for round two 2017/18 will receive emails regarding the outcomes by the end of April, 2018

Please note also the Community Grant Program is currently under review – please visit this page again for further updates mid-year


Grants of up to $5,000 can be applied for under the following categories:

  • Active and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Arts
  • Community Development
  • Community Events
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Print and Digital Publications

The City’s Acting Director Community Wellbeing Caroline Grylls said a recent survey about Council’s grants programs demonstrated they were very important to our community.

“More than 300 community members took the time to complete the survey. The survey results indicate Council’s grants programs enable a diverse range of local groups to achieve many great outcomes, which in turn make Greater Bendigo a wonderful place to live and visit.”

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.


Round Two Grants are now closed


Resources that may help you to complete your grant application:

The following help sheets, list the questions that you will asked on the online form

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.

Other City of Greater Bendigo Grant programs

Partnership Grants

The next round of the Partnership Grants is anticipated to open in 2018. Please check back later for more information.

Quick Response Grants

These grants are for a once-off grant of up to $2000 at short notice. Your request must be for a project or initiative that falls between the usual Community Grants program timelines. Conditions do apply so please call the Community Grants Officer to discuss.

Contact us

Contact a community grants officer on 03 5434 6000 or [email protected] 

More information

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