Important notice

All Community Grant applications need to align to the priorities within either of the following plans:


Community Grants for your sporting club

The City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants are available to sporting clubs to support them to do great things for their local communities.  The link below gives a few examples of how local sporting clubs have utilised the City’s Community Grant programs to develop innovative projects to support their clubs and members.  

Reactivating Community Sport

Guide to Grant Opportunities for Sporting Clubs


Open grants

Large grants – up $25,000 

  • The Large Grant Program for 2022/2023 will open 9am Monday 11 July and close 2pm Monday 8 August.
  • For more information about the grant criteria or for the application form please email [email protected] or call 1300 002 642.

Community Christmas Meal Events 2022

  • The Community Christmas Meal Events for 2022 will open 9am Monday 11 July and close 2pm Monday 8 August.
  • For more information about the grant criteria or to the application form please email [email protected] or call 1300 002 642.

Medium grants - up to $10,000

Community Group Essentials grants - up to $3,000

Small grants - up to $3,000

Town Hall Community Use Subsidy Program

Closed grants

Great Ideas grants

  • Under review 

Preparing your application

Online tutorial

This short online tutorial assists groups and organisations who are considering applying for a City community grant. The tutorial contains information on how to address grant criteria and clearly articulate your project (the what, why, how and who), information on eligibility, and general grant writing tips and information.

View the City's online grant writing tutorial.

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.


Community Grants Policy and Program Review

The City of Greater Bendigo's Community Granting Policy (2018) and Program is undergoing a review to help shape the program for the future.   The community engagement period for this review is now complete, and the City extends it appreciation to everyone who participated.  The feedback and learnings from the engagement period are now being analysed, and the outcomes of the review will inform the development of a new draft policy. The City is planning on asking the community for feedback on the draft community grants policy towards the end of this year.

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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