Whitehorse City Council

Community Grants Program

Community Grants 2018/2019 – Cash Grants

Cash Grant applications for the 2018/2019 Community Grants Program (for the financial year 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019) closed on Friday 6 April 2018. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. These grant applications year will be considered by Council as part of its budget process in June/July 2018 and applicant organisations will be advised of the outcome in writing in due course.

Community Grants 2018/2019 – Discount Support

Applications for Discount Support Hall Hire and Free Tipping are accepted all year round. Following are the application forms for 2018/2019.

Community Grants 2018/2019 - Important Notice

The City of Whitehorse is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the Community Grants Program. The last review was undertaken over 10 years ago and the purpose of the review is to ensure that funding under the Grants Program meets Council’s and the community’s needs and expectations into the future. This review will consider the overall purpose and focus of the Community Grants Program and will cover all aspects including objectives, eligibility and grant categories. Recommendations will be made to Council in 2018 with a view to implementation of the new Grants Program for the 2019/2010 financial year.

Community Grants 2018/2019 will be using the Smarty Grants Platform.

Smarty Grants is an electronic grants submission system used by many local governments and other funding bodies.  It provides an efficient way for you to submit your application online, and replaces our previous paper based system.

To help Community members to understand and use the new system, Council will be holding Information Sessions on Wednesday 6 March 2018 in the Willis Room at Nunawading Civic Centre. The information sessions will also provide opportunities to discuss your project with Council staff and receive advice to maximise your chances of success.

Session 1: 1pm – 3pm RSVP now
Session 2: 6pm – 8pm RSVP now

At these sessions, you will find out about how the new SmartyGrants platform works, and ask questions about project design, to help your group maximise the chances of success.


For more information about Council’s Community Grants Program, telephone Council's Community Participation and Grants Officer on 9262 6116 or email Jo Connor

Other Community Grant Opportunities

State and Federal Government Grants & Philanthropic Trusts