Council’s Discretionary Fund

The Council’s Discretionary Fund provides Council with the ability to approve small discretionary grants to community members and groups in response to requests that are received from time to time.

The program recognises small activities and events that deserve support from Council. These programs may arise on an ad-hoc basis, which makes them ineligible for other funding programs, or they do not coincide with the timing of the annual Community Grants Program.

Funding limits

Applications of a maximum of $1,000 each are encouraged.


Applications must be:

  • Received in writing by Council
  • Made using the form available below
  • Received at least 3 weeks prior to a Council meeting

If requesting funding for a Council-owned or managed facility, applicants must have a confirmed booking. 


Application process

Step 1.Read Policy and Procedures

Please read the Policy and Procedures below to ensure your application meets the criteria set out in the document.

Council’s Discretionary Fund - Policy and Procedures(PDF, 158KB)

Step 2.Complete the Form

The fields for completion on the Electronic application form are highlighted. If you use the electronic application form you will need to save the completed form before emailing. Please print the Printable form if you wish to submit a handwritten application. 

Application form - Electronic(PDF, 642KB)

Application form - Printable(PDF, 113KB)

Step 3.Submit

Applications should be submitted:

  • By email:
  • In person: 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley OR  3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh
  • Post: Councillor Support Officer, Monash Council, PO Box 1 Glen Waverley 3150

Any questions regarding the Council's Discretionary Fund or making an application should be referred to Governance, at or call 9518 3514.

Step 4.Outcome

Applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of their application.