Grants for the Community

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Whitehorse Community Grants

The Whitehorse Community Grants support local recreational, cultural, social and community initiatives that have a positive contribution to the lives of the people of Whitehorse.

The 2023 Community Grants open on 22 February at 9.00am and close on 6 April at 5.00pm.

All the information you need now is available on this webpage and through the downloadable fact sheets. This year Council has new grant categories and updated guidelines. 

Download the Community Grant Guidelines for 2023/24 ( PDF 2.11MB)

On this page

Community Grant Categories

Following a review in 2022, the Community Grants Program now has new grant categories.

Current Grants and Application Forms

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Community Grants Guidelines - Simplified Chinese

Simplified Chinese Community Grants Guidelines 2023-24

Community Grants Fact Sheets - Simplified Chinese

Whitehorse Grant Finder

A full list of funding opportunities available from Federal, State and Philanthropic grant programs, all in one place.

Please Note:

  • With the exception of Discount Support Hall Hire, Council will only accept one grant application per organisation, in each eligible grant category, per year.
  • A separate application form is required for initiatives in different grant categories and must be completed and submitted in SmartyGrants by the due date and time. Please use the Equipment Grant Application form for all equipment requests.
  • If an applicant applies for more than one grant category, each application must meet the eligibility criteria and reflect a different program, service, project or activity etc. You cannot apply for the same thing in more than one category.
  • Applications deemed to be effectively the same during Council’s assessment process, will only be considered in relation to the lesser grant.

Grant Eligibility

About the Whitehorse Community Grants Program

The Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision, the Council Plan 2021 – 2025 and the Whitehorse Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021 – 2025  guide the community grants program to ensure that Council invests in initiatives that support Council’s strategic directions developed in partnership with the community. 

Applying for a Grant

Frequently asked questions

Need a little more support?

Contact Council's Community Grants Officer on 0403 662 370 or with any questions about the Community Grants Program.

Please ask for help as early as possible to ensure you get your application in on time.