Community grants

Below is a list of some of the grants available to people and organisations in the Melbourne electorate. For more extensive lists of grants you can visit the Victorian Government grants website or http://community.grantready.com.au.

For further assistance Adam's team can talk to you about funding opportunities and work to connect you with the support you need. Call (03) 9417 0759 or email adam.bandt.mp@aph.gov.au to discuss your needs.

VICTORIAN MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION
Periodically gives grants for multicultural festivals, cultural precincts and harmony and participation programs. 

CITY OF MELBOURNE GRANTS
Indigenous grants for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s quality of life. 
Community use of town halls in-kind support to run events in the Melbourne Town Hall or the Meat Market in North Melbourne.
Community Meal Subsidy Programs for promoting inclusive social opportunities, an active and healthy lifestyle and create opportunities for positive and healthy ageing.
Sustainable Melboune Fund Available for organisations and businesses with ideas for projects focussing on sustainability and clean technologies.

CITY OF YARRA
Grants are provided annually with funding awarded to projects across seven categories, including community development; arts and culture; family, youth and children; youth-led grants; sport and recreation; community housing; and environment.

CITY OF MOONEE VALLEY 
Biannual grants are offered for projects that: enhance the wellbeing of individuals and community groups, promote a clean, green and beautiful environment, create a vibrant and diverse city with opportunities for all, provide a friendly and safe community.
Monthly responsive grants for emerging and unexpected community need that cannot meet the biannual time frames and promoting individual participation and achievement in sports, recreational activities and learning.

EPA VICTORIA 
Inspiring Environmental Solutions grants for projects that enhance the environment in a public place, or undertake environmental activities that benefit the community.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Men's Sheds funding for community groups and local councils for the building of Men’s Sheds are periodically available.
Herbert Allen Bequest provides funding for organisations to provide bus excursions for children with an intellectual disability. Applications are open annually.

A number or private foundations and organisations run also grants programs, a few are listed below.

REICHSTEIN FOUNDATION
Working for social justice and environmental sustainability by investing strategically in inspirational people, projects and organisations. It is a catalyst for more effective philanthropy in Australia and provides grants periodically.

HELEN MACPHERSON SMITH TRUST 
Grants for charitable institutions, public benevolent institutions and health promotion charities.

SCANLON FOUNDATION
Annual community grants available to organisations that support the transition of migrants into the local community. A number of grants are given throughout the year.

LORD MAYOR CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
A number of grants run throughout the year, still to open in 2015/16 are:
Thrive Grants Program for grassroots charitable organisations particularly for younger and older Australians 
Basic Needs Grants Program provides grants up to $10,000 for organisations working in homelessness, housing and disadvantage with younger and older Australians.

THE NORMAN WETTENHALL FOUNDATION 
Runs a small environment grants scheme to support small biodiversity projects.

ALFRED FELTON BEQUEST
Biannual grants available to charitable organisations in Victoria that assist vulnerable or disadvantaged children or young people at risk and women in need.

EASTWEB GRANTS 
Quarterly funding for projects working with Indigenous, asylum seeker and refugee communities to help fund whole start-up projects in the areas of health care, employment, education, and cultural heritage promotion and maintenance.

BESEN FAMILY FOUNDATION 
Grants for projects in arts & culture, health & welfare and Jewish interests, eligible applicants include community, not-for-profit, non-government organisations. 

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