Project Grant

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Grant amount: up to $5,000 (open twice a year)

Project Grants are designed to encourage new ideas, develop 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.

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

*If an application for this grant is successful, the applicant will be ineligible to apply under this category for next 12 months.

Project Grant proposals could include, but are not limited to:

  • Piloting a new service or program
  • Research to investigate an emerging need
  • Enhance 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


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 a detailed Project Plan
  • 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
  • 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)


Applications close 3 June 2020. 

Updated : 1:14 PM, 29 April 2020

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