Community Grants Program

The City of Greater Bendigo Community Grant Program provides an opportunity for not-for-profit incorporated groups to develop projects that complement areas identified as priorities for the City of Greater Bendigo.

Grants are for up to $5000 and must fit into one or more of the following categories:

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

Program dates

The next grants round opens:

  • Round 2: February 2018 (for projects commencing after June 1, 2018)

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.

We run workshops prior to each grant round to clarify the process, explain the guidelines and share hints and tips that may increase your success rate! It also provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

Apply for a community grant. (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

For more information please contact a community grants officer on 03 5434 6000 or [email protected] 

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