Community Grants

In ten years, we have granted more than $1.4 million to over 70 different community or not-for-profit organisations. These funding recipients have been located in Mirboo North, Boolarra, Dumbalk, Thorpdale, Narracan, Yinnar and Allambee.  

Funding has been well invested into the areas of Environment, Education, Youth, Health and Well-being, Arts and Culture and Community Strengthening. This 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 staff are here to help.  The Community Foundation hosts a Grants Information morning in early September every year or you can get in touch with Executive Officer Ruth at the Community Foundation’s office located at 96a Ridgway.  

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 . The grant applications are now closed for 2020. 

Out of Rounds Grants Program 

The Community Foundation is committed to being responsive to community need as it arises and occasionally grants are made outside of existing programs.  It is targeted at projects of similar size to community grants , but which arise due to community need and cannot await the annual community grants round.  

Applications are processed in a similar way and can be made at any point throughout the year. Contact the Community Foundation to discuss your community needs today.  

When can I apply? 

Anytime during the year, when community need arises. Contact us now to find out more!