Whitehorse City Council

Community Grants

Community Grants 2017/2018 - Cash Grants

Cash Grant applications for the 2017/2018 Community Grants Program (for the financial year 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018) closed on Friday 7 April 2017. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. These grant applications year will be considered by Council as part of its budget process in June/July 2017 and applicant organisations will be advised of the outcome in writing in due course.

Community Grants 2017/2018 - Discount Support

Applications for Discount Support Hall Hire and Free Tipping are accepted all year round. Download the application forms for 2017/2018 below:

Community Grants Information Booklet

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 2017 with a view to implementation of the new Grants Program for the 2018/2019 financial year.


For more information about Council’s Community Grants Program, telephone Council's Social Planning Officer, Julie Lyons, on 9262 6434 or email julie.lyons@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Note - Discount Support Grants

The timeline for cash grant funding for the 2017/2018 financial year is shown below.

  • Monday 27 February 2017 Submissions open (Application forms are available from Council's Customer Service Centres and Council's website.
  • Friday 7 April 2017 Closing date for submission of Grant Applications to Council
  • April/May 2017 Assessment process &
  • June 2017 Councillor Panel consideration of grant applications
  • July 2017 Final adoption of recommendations by Council and notification of community groups of success or otherwise in writing.
  • August 2017 Payment of community grants to successful applicants upon receipt of completed Funding & Service Agreements.

Other Grant Opportunities

State and Federal Government Grants & Philanthropic Trusts.