Project grants

Council provides funding each year to community organisations for activities and project implementation designed to benefit and engage the Moreland community.

Funding is provided to community organisations for one-off project implementation and development that benefits and engages the Moreland community through community led initiatives. Projects that increase participation, encourage volunteering, provide leadership opportunities and increase learning and skill development are encouraged. Submissions must provide evidence of a community need and a clear benefit to the wider Moreland community.

Community Grants Program guidelines (DOC 459Kb) provides further information about this grant category.

Application dates

The next application period opens in February 2018.

Amounts available

Amounts up to $5000 are available.

Duration

Funding is provided for a 12-month period. Projects must occur within the financial period 1 July to 30 June.

General eligibility criteria

To apply for funds through any one of the categories of the Moreland Community Grants Program, organisations must:

  • be not-for-profit and managed by a volunteer board or committee of management
  • be incorporated
  • have adequate public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
  • propose an initiative which will benefit the Moreland community
  • be able to supply financial statements and information as requested
  • be able to meet conditions associated with receiving the grant, and 
  • demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1995.

What can be funded?

  • Fees for temporary staff to implement a project/ activity i.e. project work, tutor. Artist, instructor, speaker or labourer.
  • Advertising publicity and promotional costs.
  • Venue or meeting room hire.
  • Materials or other items essential to the project/activity.
  • Equipment Hire Costs.
  • Transport costs for activity participants.
  • Volunteer support expenses.
  • Costs to support participation or people with a disability with the project or activity.
  • Communications, media and marketing.

What won’t be funded?

  • Purchase of equipment, uniforms or capital expenditure.
  • Payment of wages or salaries associated with project management or administration.
  • Projects that are part of the organisation’s annual or regular program/activities or a duplication of an existing service or an on-going activity.
  • Projects or events that are ticketed whereby generating an income from ticket sales.
  • Activities where there is little or no community input demonstrated towards development of the project.

Further information on the grants program, what will and won't be funded view the Community Grants Program Guidelines (DOC 459Kb)

How to apply

To apply online during opening times go to our grants website to complete and submit the application form. 

See once you have received a grant for information about reporting and other requirements for grant recipients. 

Complete a Project Variation form if you have been awarded a project grant and there are changes to your project email the Grants Officer to discuss the variations and request the form to be added to your online submission.