Applying for a community grant

The department welcomes applications from all eligible community groups and organisations
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What types of projects can be funded?

The grants program supports local projects, events and initiatives that benefit the local community and align with at least one of the key priorities of the North Richmond Precinct Community Action Plan:

Key priority areaObjective
Safety, neighbourhood and amenity To create a diverse community working together to create and maintain inclusive, safe and vibrant spaces for everyone
Health, wellbeing and community participation To ensure everyone has access to services and opportunities to support health, wellbeing and connection to the community
Economic revitalisation and inclusion To inspire economic activity by building on the community’s authentic cultural and economic diversity, as well as collective delivery of long-lasting and sustainable outcomes
Local jobs for local people To break down barriers that job seekers face and encourage local employers to actively support local people

Refer to the North Richmond Precinct Community Action Plan for more information about the community’s vision for North Richmond.

Who can apply?

The department welcomes applications from all eligible community groups and organisations. Aboriginal organisations and groups are particularly encouraged to apply. To be eligible to apply for funding, all applicants must:

  • Demonstrate an existing connection with the North Richmond Precinct
  • Demonstrate how their project will address at least one of the key priority areas from the Action Plan
  • Be either an incorporated organisation or auspiced by an incorporated organisation.
  • Include certificate of currency as evidence of public liability insurance with a minimum value of $20 million.
  • Be a not-for-profit organisation or group
  • Ensure they have no outstanding acquittal reports or unspent funds from previous grants rounds (except for projects that were funded in the previous (2022-23) grants round and are currently underway).

Refer to the community grant guidelines for more information about the eligibility criteria for the Community Strengthening and Community Infrastructure Grants.

Application process

What do I need to do?

  1. Carefully read the community grant guidelines
  2. Check your eligibility and your project idea’s eligibility
  3. If you have any questions, email the Precinct Team at
  4. Read the online application form carefully (all application form questions are available via Grant resources and support).
  5. Complete the application form, ensuring you have provided all information requested, including supporting documentation
  6. Submit your application before the due date. You will receive an email instantly confirming your application has been submitted.

Submitting your application

When you are ready to submit your application, you will use a secure, online program called Grants Gateway. The program lets you save, edit and print out applications before submitting. A Grants Gateway tip sheet is available via Resource and Support.

What happens next?

If your application is successful

  • Successful applicants will be notified in writing.
  • The department will send your organisation or your auspice organisation a funding agreement which will outline the grant terms, conditions and payment details.
  • Grant payments cannot be paid without a signed funding agreement, so please do not start your project until you have returned a signed agreement.
  • Applicants should note that there may be considerable time between close of applications and finalising a funding agreement. This should be factored into project timelines, expiry dates on quotes and project cashflow.

If your application is unsuccessful

  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing.
  • As grants are a competitive process, even if an application meets the criteria, it may not be competitive against other applications. If you would like further feedback on why your application was unsuccessful, please contact the Precinct Team at
  • While unsuccessful applicants are eligible to reapply, we would recommend revising the application to make sure it fits the assessment criteria before doing so.
More information
Grant resources and support
A range of online tools and templates are available online.