Hume community grants empowering and enabling residents

Free application support sessions and grant writing workshops will help community groups across Hume apply for the 2019 Community Grants Program.

SUPPORT: Find out where our grant writing workshops are taking place here.

Hume Mayor Geoff Porter encouraged community groups interested in applying for the 2019 Community Grants Program to attend sessions taking place across the City.

“The 2019 Community Grants program seeks to empower local organisations who share in the vision to strengthen Hume,” Cr Porter said.

“These organisations help make our community vibrant, and many of their activities would not be possible without some financial support.

“From sports clubs to seniors groups, health centres and multicultural organisations - there is a significant variety of groups which operate in every corner of Hume.

“The Community Grants Program opens the door for Council to work in partnership with local not-for-profit groups and organisations to create sustained and positive change that foster community inclusion and wellbeing.

“If your group is thinking of applying this year, staff will be available to assist you at one of our three application support sessions taking place in Craigieburn, Sunbury and Broadmeadows this month; bookings are essential.

“The application support sessions are a great opportunity to ask questions and ensure your group puts their best foot forward with their application.”

Organisations that are eligible for a community grant must be a not-for-profit entity which is situated in Hume or one that conducts services with clear benefits for Hume residents.

In 2018, Hume City Council approved the allocation of $343,190 in funding to 151 organisations as part of the 2018 Community Grants Program. 

“Hume has supported organisations and made funds available to assist in connecting our community and adding to the vibrancy of our City,” Cr Porter said.

“There are many activities and interaction opportunities that would not be possible or widely available without this financial assistance.”

Applications for the 2019 Community Grants Program open on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 and close on Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

An introductory video about the applications process is available online.

For further information on submissions, please visit

Posted on 10:00 AM, 16 May 2018

Updated : 10:51 AM, 16 May 2018

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