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Community grants

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

Open grants

Closed grants

  • Great Ideas Grant up to $60,000
    • The City of Greater Bendigo and Fosterville Gold Mine have established the Great Ideas Grant to “kick start” great ideas and support social innovation projects within the Greater Bendigo Community. After all, it only takes one great idea to make a difference.
    • Closed
    • Next round February 2020
    • Inquiries [email protected]
  • Large grants – up to $50,000 - with a maximum of $25,000 in any financial year

    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


    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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