Status: In progress

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Project purpose

The purpose of this project is to:

  • Improve awareness of Community Grants
  • Engage with community to identify and minimize barriers to accessing City Community Grants
  • Design appropriate and relevant skill-building tools and resources to support community access
  • Build community capabilities in seeking, managing and reporting on grants

The first stage of this project was the community feedback survey. You can view the outcomes of the survey in the news updates section below. Community where then invited to apply for the Community Assessment Advisory Panel.

The next step will be the launch of workshops which will be listed on this project page in the near future.

News updates

Community survey outcomes

The City requested feedback to help us support community organisations to access Community Grants. We wanted to understand what might be holding community groups or clubs back from applying for community grants. The survey was open for 4 weeks and has now closed.

Feedback was invited from local:

Community Assessment Advisory Panel

Applications to join our Community Grants Advisory Panel are now closed.

The Community Grants Advisory Panel provides recommendations on funding allocations for the Medium and Partnering for Impact Grants categories. The panel’s role is to provide relevant knowledge, critical thinking, and analysis to increase the confidence of the grant decision-makers.


Available grants


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community survey opens

    Thursday November 2, 2023

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community survey closes

    Friday December 1, 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Survey feedback considered, new resources and tools developed

    February 2024

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Recruitment for new Community Assessment Panel members opens

    Applications open February 15 - March 18, 2024

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Workshop schedule launched

    March 2024

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Feedback gathered and report prepared

    April 2024

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Community Grants Engagement report presented to Council

    June 2024

Document Library

Community Grants Guidelines

City of Greater Bendigo Grants webpage

Community Grants Information Workbook

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Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Community Grants Team
Phone 1300 002 642