The City of Melbourne helps to build strong communities by supporting organisations, programs and services that develop a sense of community in the municipality.

We reviewed our community grant programs to better align with our visions and goals. A full review of the Community Funding Policy 2013–17 was undertaken in 2017. Based on the feedback provided the draft Community Grants and Partnerships Framework was developed.

Community consultation on the draft Framework was conducted during July 2018 and a new Community Grants and Partnerships Framework was adopted in September 2018.

Past updates


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community engagement and consultation

    October 2017

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Draft policy to Council for endorsement

    February 2018

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    New programs launched

    March 2018

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Community annual grants open

    4 June 2018

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Community consultation

    6 to 29 June 2018

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Community annual grants close

    2 July 2018

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Final draft presented to Council

    A final draft of the Community Grants and Partnerships Framework will go before Council to be endorsed in September 2018.

  • Timeline item 8 - complete

    Framework implemented

    December 2018

Consultation closed

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