Council’s Discretionary Fund

The Council’s Discretionary Fund provides Council with the ability to approve small discretionary grants to residents and incorporated community 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 should generally not request funding in excess of $1000.


Applications are not eligible if they have received funding previously from Councils Discretionary Fund in the same financial year or are funded under the Council’s Community Grants Program for the same activity or activity type, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applicants who meet regularly in, promote or advertise gaming venues will not be accepted in line with Council’s Public Health Approach to Gambling Harm Policy.


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)

Council's Public Health Approach to Gambling Harm Policy(PDF, 2MB)

Step 2.Complete the Form

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

Application form(PDF, 250KB)

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 customer service on 9518 3555.

Step 4.Outcome

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