Project Grants open for applications

Our Project Grants, Round 2 are now open for applications.

Council’s vision is to be recognised as a leader in achieving social, environmental and economic outcomes with a common goal of connecting our proud community and celebrating the diversity of Hume. Community Grants help community groups and organisations to carry out a wide range of projects and activities throughout our municipality.

2021 Annual Grant Round

Hume City Council is proud of the diversity and vibrancy of the Hume community. Each year our Community Grants program provides support and opportunity for community groups and organisations to deliver services, activities and projects to strengthen the Hume capacity and build resilience, social cohesion and cultural vibrancy.

*Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no in-person Grants Presentation event this year. Successful applicants will be individually contacted to arrange payment of funds.

Please see categories below for successful applicants of the 2021 Annual Grant Round:

Project and Partnership Grants

Community Participation and Operational Grants

NOW OPEN

Council is seeking applications from individuals, not-for-profit community groups and organisations that are based in Hume City or provide services, activities or projects for the Hume Community under the following categories:

Annual Grants

Project Grant – Round 2

PROJECT GRANT | Round 2, open 27 January – 28 February 2021

GRANT AMOUNT: UP TO $5,000

Project Grants are designed to encourage new ideas, develop of locally-led initiatives or projects and collaborations that provide significant benefit to the Hume community. Project Grants are funded for a 12-month period.

Applications already funded under the 2021 Annual Grant Round are not eligible to apply for this round.

Project Grant proposals could include, but are not limited to:

  • Piloting a new service or program
  • Research to investigate an emerging need
  • Enhance access to programs and information development of a partnership proposal
  • A feasibility study to investigate a service or project proposal
  • A joint project between two community groups/organisations

Please read the full guidelines for more details.

Applications should align closely with Hume City Council Plans, Strategies and Policies (see page. 2 of the guidelines document).

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be an incorporated not-for-profit community group or organisation
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
  • Have a proven ability to manage large scale projects
  • Give a detailed Project Plan
  • Discuss the proposal with a Council Officer whose portfolio most aligns with the theme or content of your project proposal. The Council officer you have spoken to must be named in your application.
  • Run the activity or project from a location within Hume and/or show that it will substantially benefit residents of Hume City
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council
  • Engage with Council in the design of their project
  • Demonstrate in kind or cash contribution that equates to half the value of the grant request. For example, if you ask for $5,000, you must show a contribution of at least $2,500 (cash or in-kind).

2021 Community Grant Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)

Click here to view form.

Applications will be accepted from 27 January 2021 until 28 February 2021.

All Year Round Grants

Individual Development Grant

Up to $750 per individual

This grant is awarded to individuals to create opportunities for skill development, professional development, networking and learning, and skill sharing in Hume communities.

Funding in this category is available to support individuals with the costs associated with attending recognised opportunities that further their development. These opportunities must provide a clearly identified benefit to the Hume community.

Examples include:

  • Arts and culture development and learning opportunities for artists active in Hume’s community
  • Opportunities to participate in State, National and international forums that will bring new skills and knowledge to the Hume community
  • Leadership and professional development opportunities that will help build leadership capacity of the Hume community

Grant amounts will be allocated in recognition of the travel costs involved for each of the following locations:

  • Regional opportunities: $150
  • National opportunities: $400
  • International opportunities $750

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a Hume resident
  • Provide evidence of selection from the relevant organisation
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to their area of endeavour
  • Apply at least two months prior to the date of their event, or opportunity for which they are seeking funding
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council

In addition:

  • Applications for sporting events are ineligible under this program but may be eligible for Council’s Sports Aid Grants
  • Applicants will be funded only once per year for each level of this grant (local, regional, national, and international)


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Quick Response Grant

Grant amount: up to $1,000

Quick Response Grants have been designed to support newly established community groups and community groups with emerging or unexpected needs and opportunities. This category aims to fill a gap in funding for community groups requiring assistance outside of the annual grant timelines.

Council will accept applications from:

  • Newly established community groups requiring support with start-up and establishment costs
  • Community groups that have an urgent and unforeseen funding need that does not fall within the annual grants payment timeframes

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a not-for-profit community group or organisation
  • Run the activity or project from a location within Hume and/or show that it will substantially benefit residents of Hume City
  • Be able to demonstrate they have minimal financial resources or a limited ability to fundraise for the activity or project identified in the application
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted previous funding received by Hume City Council
  • Be incorporated or be a first-time applicant (applicants that are not incorporated must be auspiced by an incorporated not-for profit organisation and provide evidence of this arrangement)
  • Successful applicants for Quick Response Grants will be eligible for categories in the Annual Grant Round

*Applications are accepted throughout the year until funds are exhausted.

** Please note, applicants will be notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of receipt of their application along with supporting documents.

*** Acquittals will be due within 3 months of funds being awarded unless otherwise approved by Council.


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3064 Community Support Fund Grants

Up to $1,000 per individual (applications must come via an organisation)

The 3064 Community Support Fund Grants have been established to respond to community need and reduce barriers to access and/or engagement in Craigieburn and surrounds (postcode 3064).

Funds available up to $1,000 (Open all year)

This grant is time-limited (2019- 2023) and is funded by contributions from a Craigieburn-based gambling venue.

The 3064 Community Support Fund Grants have been established to respond to community need and reduce barriers to access and/or engagement for people residing in Craigieburn and surrounds that have the postcode 3064.

Applications can be made by incorporated not-for-profit organisations and community groups (including schools) who are supporting an individual or family.

Examples of local community needs include mobility aids; assistive technologies; support for participation in local community based social, educational, leisure; health and wellbeing programs or activities.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be incorporated and not-for-profit organisations or community groups (inclusive of schools) who are supporting an individual or family.
  • Be based in Hume City, and/or deliver services in Hume City
  • Identify a proposal to assist an individual or family residing within postcode 3064 experiencing hardship and/or barriers to access and participation in the Hume Community as identified by the applicant
  • Apply on behalf of an individual or family
  • Be responsible for all reporting and acquittal requirements
  • Give 100% of funding to the identified individual or family
  • Have an urgent need that cannot be met by the affected individual or family
  • Show that the applicant cannot meet this need through other funding sources including other grant programs (including those from government agencies)
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council
  • Distribute and acquit funds in accordance with the funding requirements

Applicants must not:

  • Propose a program to assist a recipient of this grant category from previous rounds
  • Propose a program that will duplicate or top-up existing services or grant programs (for example, emergency relief, or other support/programs from Government agencies)

Please note:

  • Applicants can submit multiple applications on behalf of different individuals or families. However, individuals and families may only receive one grant per five-year period.
  • A single application can seek up to a maximum of 5 grants. These must be from different families i.e. one family cannot receive multiple grants.


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Defibrillator Grant

Grant amount: up to $2,000

The Defibrillator Grants are one-off grants designed to support community organisations and community groups to purchase defibrillators that may assist in saving the life of an individual during cardiac arrest. Replacement parts and First Aid training will not be funded.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate a need for access to a defibrillator in the delivery of their activities
  • Propose a location for a defibrillator (must be within Hume City) where the group meets at least fortnightly
  • Demonstrate that there is no access to a defibrillator or similar emergency medical assistance within the vicinity of where the group meets regularly
  • Be a not-for-profit community group or organisation
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted previous funding received from Hume City Council
  • Be incorporated or auspiced (see page 4)

*Applications are accepted throughout the year until funds are exhausted.

** Please note, applicants will be notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of receipt of their application along with supporting documents.

*** Acquittals will be due within 3 months of funds being awarded unless otherwise approved by Council.


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Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2021 or until funds are exhausted.

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