Community Grants Program

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The Monash Community Grants Program (MCGP) provides funding to support community groups and organisations to deliver projects, activities and events to strengthen, enhance and benefit the Monash community.

Local community groups and organisations are invited to submit applications for cash and in-kind funding to support programs, services, projects and events that take place between 1 July and 30 June each year. 

We are always actively looking to support projects, activities and events from a diverse range of ages, cultures, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and experiences. In particular, we encourage applications from groups and organisations working with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+ and culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people with disabilities.

The 2024/25 round of the Monash Community Grants Program is open and will close at 2pm on Friday 1 March 2024.

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Policy, Guidelines and Templates

Funding Categories

  • Active Projects
  • Arts & Cultural Projects
  • Community Events
  • Community Strengthening
  • Community Group Cultural Celebrations
  • Hall Only
  • Major Festivals
  • Positive Ageing
  • Neighbourhood House
  • Specialist Services

Policy and Applicant Guidelines

For an overview of the Monash Community Grants Program, please refer to the MCGP Policy below.

For a more detailed explanation of the grants categories, funding available and how to make an application, refer to the MCGP Applicant Guidelines below.

Monash Community Grants Program Applicant Guidelines(PDF, 94MB)

Monash Community Grants Guidelines Applicant Guidelines - text version(PDF, 566KB)

Monash Community Grants Program Applicant Guidelines - Greek(PDF, 2MB)

Monash Community Grant Program Applicant Guidelines - Simplified Chinese(PDF, 2MB)

Monash Community Grant Program Applicant Guidelines - Traditional Chinese(PDF, 2MB)

Monash Community Grants Program Policy(PDF, 350KB)

Support for Applicants

Applicant Information and Support Sessions

Council is offering sessions to provide a one-on-one opportunity for each group to meet with a member of the Monash Community Grants Program team to ensure you have the best chance of funding. It is important to check your eligibility and determine which category is the most appropriate to apply under. The grants team can also provide you with advice regarding your project and application. It is not essential for applicants to attend one of these workshops, but it is essential to at least speak to a member of the grants team about a proposed application. 

These sessions will run for strictly one hour per group from 1-16 February 2024 and bookings are essential. Please book online at TryBooking.

Grant Budget Workshops

Grant Budget Workshops will be held on Tuesday 30 January 2024 and Wednesday 21 February 2024 to provide applicants with an opportunity to learn how to complete a project budget as part of their application to the MCGP.

Please book online at TryBooking

Grant Writing Workshops

Monash Council is holding two Effective Grant Writing Workshops, facilitated by Debby Marziarz, on Thursday 8 February 2024 and Tuesday 13 February 2024. These workshops will help applicants understand what is required to successfully apply for and acquit grants.

Please book online at TryBooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Council has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to the MCGP that may assist at different stages of the grant process, from application to acquittal.

Download: Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 22MB)


Detailed Event Plan for Community Events(PDF, 845KB)

Risk Assessment Plan(PDF, 496KB)

Monash Halls Booking Request Form(PDF, 385KB)

Helpful Documents

Council Plan

Monash Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025

Guidelines for using Monash Council's logo(PDF, 358KB)

Arts Festivals and Community Events example budget(PDF, 351KB)

Community Strengthening example budget(PDF, 139KB)

Neighbourhood House example budget(PDF, 124KB)

Specialist Services example budget(PDF, 139KB)

Annual Maintenance Closure Dates(PDF, 73KB)

Application Enquiries

  • For Active Projects, Community Strengthening, Hall Only, Neighbourhood House, Positive Ageing and Specialist Services: 9518 3568
  • For Arts & Cultural Projects, Community Events, Community Group Cultural Celebrations and Major Festivals: 9518 3636
  • Email for all enquiries:

Grants Allocations

To find out more on the previous funding rounds, visit Community Grants Allocations.

Additional Funding Opportunities

External funding opportunities available to community service organisations can be found at Additional Funding Opportunities