Annual Community Grant applications now open

Applications for Bayside Annual Community Grants are now open until Wednesday 19 May at 5pm.

Grants of up to $7,500 each will be considered for initiatives by eligible community groups that meet the objectives of our Grants Policy and the Annual Community Grants Guidelines.

We invite local not-for-profit groups that contribute to making Bayside a better place to live to apply for a Community Grant.

Our Annual Community Grants Program supports organisations to strengthen and enrich community life through programs and activities in a range of areas including leisure, cultural awareness, environment, health, education, sporting and welfare.

The Annual Community Grants Program aims to:

  • Assists not-for-profit and community organisations to establish, extend and improve programs and services that address local needs, and for which funding is not provided through federal or state government channels.
  • Encourages voluntary activity, community participation and the contribution of local groups and organisations to community life.
  • Promotes sustainable community development and builds social capital.
  • Encourages innovative approaches to emerging issues and needs.

Key Dates for Annual Community Grants 2021

  • Monday 12 April 9am – Annual Community Grant round opens
  • Tuesday 13 April 1-2pm – Information session delivered at Bayside City Council Corporate Centre (bookings essential – note information will be uploaded following this session for those unable to attend)
  • Tuesday 4 May 1-2pm – IT support session Brighton Library Computer room (bookings essential)
  • Wednesday 19 May 5pm – Annual Community Grant round closes
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