Community Grants

In ten years, we have granted more than $1.5 million to over 70 different community or not-for-profit organisations. These funding recipients have been located in Mirboo North, Boolarra, Dumbalk, Mirboo, Thorpdale, Narracan, Yinnar, Hallston and Allambee.  

Funding has supported the areas of Environment, Education, Youth, Health and Well-being, Arts and Culture and Community Strengthening. The Community Grants Program ensures that there are opportunities to support local people to develop solutions, build capacity and share skills in the community.

Apply For A Grant

Do you have a project that you think will benefit the community? This year is the time to bring it to life!  

Applications for the MNDCF Community Grants open annually in September of each year. 

If you have an idea for strengthening your community or community organisation, or building capacity in our district, this year could be the time to reach out and tell us about it, 

Don't be put off by the grant processthe  Community Foundation will help you navigate your way through your application. You can get in touch with Executive Officer Ruth by phone on 0418 301 092 or by emailing info@mirboodistrictfoundation.org.au 

The Community Foundation has supported projects such as school drumming, mental health & well being programs, community access workshops,  all ability play-ground equipment and community gardens projects. 

When can I apply? 

The Community Foundation’s  Community Grants Program is open for the month of September every year

Community Grants Are Now Open

To apply, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the application guidelines.
  2. Contact Ruth or Dani to discuss your application (email: info@mirboodistrictfoundation.org.au; or phone 0418 301 092 or 5668 2006).
  3. Decide how you want to fill in the application – there are three options:

You can complete online form in stages; click ‘Save and Exit’ button at the bottom of the form if you want to finish at another time. You will receive a link by email on exiting, which will  allow you to return to form and complete it when suitable.