Hume City Council Project Grant Round

Date/Deadline: 01 Mar, 2023

Hume City Council aims to be a leader in achieving social, environmental and economic outcomes with a common goal of connecting their proud community.

They’re committed to social justice, and their Community Grants help them by encouraging civic engagement, social participation and community wellbeing. They seek applications from individuals, not-for-profit community groups and organisations based in Hume City, or providing services, activities or projects for the Hume community.

Project Grants are designed to encourage new ideas, development of locally-led initiatives or projects and collaborations that provide significant benefit to the Hume community.

Project Grants are funded for a 12-month period. Rounds are open as follows:

Round 2 1 – 30 November 2022 NOW OPEN

Applications should align closely with Hume City Council Plans, Strategies and Policies. Project Grant proposals could include, but are not limited to:

• Piloting a new service or program
• Research to investigate an emerging need
• Enhancing access to programs and information development of a partnership proposal
• A feasibility study to investigate a service or project proposal
• A joint project between two community groups/organisations

Eligibility

Applicants must:

• Be an incorporated not-for-profit community group or organisation
• Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
• Have a proven ability to manage large scale projects
• Give them a detailed Project Plan
• Discuss the proposal with a relevant Council Officer (see FAQs below for details)
• The Council Officer you have spoken to must be named in your application. Leave plenty of time so that the Officer can make an appointment with you.
• Run the activity or project from a location within Hume and/or show that it will substantially benefit residents of Hume
• Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council (if applicable)
• Demonstrate in kind or cash contribution that equates to half the value of the grant request. For example, if you ask for $5,000, you must show a contribution of at least $2,500 (cash or in-kind)
• Projects can be for up to six or twelve months

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