Helping locals connect and thrive with another year of grant support

Published on 02 February 2024


Hume City Council is getting behind residents wanting to make a difference in our community, with new and existing grants on offer to support inclusive and engaging activities in Hume. 

This week Council announced the opening of the 2024/25 Events Grants applications, inviting locals to take advantage of Hume’s growing tourism economy by contributing their own ideas to the events calendar. 

Our Event Grants are changing in 2024, with new guidelines and new categories!

Attend one of our online Event Grant information sessions so you secure the opportunity that's right for you:

  • Thursday 15 February - 10.00am – 11.00am 
  • Thursday 22 February 5.00pm – 6.00pm 

Also open now for applications are Council's Arts Grants and Community Project Grants, meaning if you've got an idea we've most likely got just the ticket to get it moving.

While anyone planning an event - whether large, medium or small - is urged to apply before applications close, if you miss out now don't forget about the number of other funding grants we offer that may suit your sport, charity, service or art. 

Applying for grants is easy for local residents, businesses and community groups, and can be the financial shot in the arm you need for the short term, or help you realise a long-held goal. 

The list of Council’s grant and funding support reaches far and wide, but for inspiration here are just some of the initiatives we're supporting: 

Sports Aid Grants: 

In July 2023 we announced that we were keeping dreams alive by awarding $8,400 in grant funding for 17 young Hume City residents, used to assist with competition and other event related expenses. 

Do you need equipment or facility funding, participation costs or some volunteer help? Check your eligibility and apply. 

Community Operational Grants: 

We currently have more than 90 local community groups who are receiving Annual Community Grants for projects in 2024.  

These grants support the day-to-day operational activities such as insurance costs, venue hire, or ongoing catering for community groups who are working on ongoing projects that help improve health, wellbeing and connection in the community. Check your eligibility and apply. 

Year Round Grants: 

Hume City Council offers a number of grant categories that are available all year round (or until funds are exhausted). Successful grants so far Quick Response Grants for 2023-2024 have been awarded to: 

Australian Multicultural Community Centre - $1,000 

Roxburgh Magpies Basketball Club - $1,000 

Greek Senior Citizen Club of The Gladstone Park & Tullamarine - $1,000 

Oz Christ Care Community Inc. - $1,000 

So, if you’ve got an idea, an awareness issue or a celebration and need some help getting it off the ground, head to our website and find out what is available to you.


Quotes attributable to Hume City Mayor Cr. Naim Kurt: 

"Hume City Council's grants programs are an exciting way for our council to support grass roots events that promote Hume’s diversity and culture. 
"I encourage our community to dream big and come up with projects that celebrate our community and support our thriving economy. 

"While we offer a number of year round Annual Grants, some adhere to strict deadlines. Act fast and get your submission in to ensure our council can support your event celebrations."