Date/Deadline: 01 Jun, 2023

Council is offering funding to local community groups and organisations to deliver projects that will help build vibrant and connected communities. Strong community and neighbourhood connections help people to manage better during and after emergencies.

These grants are a part of Council’s Communities First program, which supports the Nillumbik community to lead projects and activities that build connection and help people to prepare for emergencies. They have been made possible by funding from the Victorian Government’s Safer Together Program. Their commitment to support these types of community-led projects is also included in the 2019-2023 Nillumbik Shire Bushfire Mitigation Strategy.

What can be funded?

Funding is available for projects and activities that will achieve one or more of the following:

• Build strong community and social connection
• Build upon community strengths, networks and resources
• Support people to plan and prepare for emergencies
• Reduce the impact of emergencies on the community

Grant applicants partnering with other community groups, organisations or agencies (including local fire brigades) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Limit of one application and grant per project.


Applicants must:

• Be a not-for-profit incorporated local organisation or community group; or
– Be auspiced by an incorporated organisation if applicants are unincorporated or an individual. Organisations can auspice multiple applications. You must ensure the auspice is aware of all of their responsibilities as an auspice
• Commercial businesses can partner with a not-for-profit organisation or community group as long as the project demonstrates broad community benefit. The application must come from a not-for-profit or community group
• Be based in Nillumbik or support Nillumbik residents
• Supply an active ABN or complete a Statement by Supplier form
• Hold a minimum of $10 million public liability insurance
• Have acquitted and be compliant with all Nillumbik grants previously awarded by Council
• Deliver and acquit the initiative before 30 June 2023

Grant applicants that partner with other community groups, organisations or agencies (including local fire brigades) are strongly encouraged to apply.


Closing date: when the grant pool has been expended or 1 June 2023, whichever comes first


Up to $2,000 from a grant pool of $10,000

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