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.


Council adopts new community grants policy

Council has adopted a new grants policy that will improve the way it distributes grants to the community. The policy changes are in response to an extensive review involving significant community feedback. The new policy will come into effect on July 1, 2018


2018 - 2021 Grants applications opening soon

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:


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

Please note emails regarding the outcomes have been sent to all applicants on April 19, 2018

If you have not received an email please call 5434 6000 or email [email protected] 


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 Partnership Grants ran from 2016/17 to 2018/19 and have now finished. Please refer to the other grant opportunities noted in the guidelines.

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 or email the Community Grants Officer  to discuss.

Contact us

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



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