Partnership Grant

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Grant amount: up to $10,000 per year for 3 years ($30,000 total) (annual grant round)

Partnership Grants are for projects that clearly address a significant need and embrace the principles of social justice, healthy living, lifelong learning, environmental sustainability, community safety and inclusion.

Applicants for a Partnership Grant must be established organisations that have a proven record in the provision of quality programs and services. These organisations must provide evidence of the need for the project and demonstrate their capacity to resource and deliver projects.

*Applications must align closely with Hume City Council Plans, Strategies and Policies (see p. 3).

Competitive proposals will:

  • Not duplicate an existing service
  • Give a detailed program budget and give quotes for any proposed services or equipment purchases
  • Be innovative and strengthen community wellbeing
  • Encourage inclusion and accessibility to their service
  • Be of benefit and give valuable support to the Hume community

Funding will be for a period of up to three years. To meet the funding criteria for subsequent years, applicants must show how the first year has met the milestones outlined in the project plan and justify the need for additional funding.


Applicants must:

  • Be an incorporated not-for-profit community group or organisation
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage large scale projects
  • Discuss the proposal with a Council Officer whose portfolio most aligns with the theme or content of your project proposal. The Council officer you have spoken to must be named in your application.
  • Run the activity or project from a location within Hume and/or show that it will substantially benefit residents of Hume City
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council
  • Give a detailed Project Plan
  • Demonstrate how the project will be made fully sustainable upon cessation of Council funding
  • Engage with Council in the design of their project
  • 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) 

*Hume Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres are not eligible to apply for Partnership Grants.


Applications close 3 June 2020. 

Updated : 1:12 PM, 29 April 2020

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