North Richmond Precinct

North Richmond Precinct Community Grants Program 2023
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What are the North Richmond Community Grants?

The Victorian Government, through the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (the department) is inviting applications to fund local projects under the North Richmond Precinct community grants initiative.

Grants between $5000 and $50,000 are available to community groups, organisations and individuals who live, work or volunteer in North Richmond, and are passionate about helping create a safer, more connected and vibrant community. 

Funding available

Funding is available for projects that cost between $5000 and $50,000 (GST exclusive). All projects must be completed by 29 March 2024.

Who can apply?

Local community organisations, schools, sporting groups and anyone who lives, works, studies in or has a demonstrated connection with the North Richmond Precinct, are eligible to apply. 

What type 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 following key priority areas of the North Richmond Precinct Community Action Plan (2022-24):  

  • 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 (2022-24) for more information:

Information sessions

Two information sessions will be hosted by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to support with the grant application process and to answer community questions. Interpreters for major community languages will be available at both sessions.

Session 1: Monday 20 February, 12 - 1.30 pm

Session 2: Monday 27 February, 6 - 7.30 pm

Both sessions will be held in the Community Hub, 110 Elizabeth Street, Richmond.

Email the North Richmond Precinct Engagement team at if you have any questions about these sessions.

How do I apply?

  1. Read the North Richmond Precinct Grants Program 2023 Guidelines (Word) to determine your eligibility and to understand the application process. 
  2. Email the North Richmond Precinct Engagement team at to discuss your idea.
  3. Decide whether you will submit an application as an individual or as part of a community group. 
  4. Attend one of the information sessions to assist you with preparing your application and to answer any questions you have.  
  5. Complete your submission through the department’s grants application website.
  6. Ensure your application and all required documentation are completed and submitted before 11.59pm, Sunday 19 March 2023.

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Important dates

10 February 2023 - Grant applications open

20 February 2023 - Grants application information session 

27 February 2023 - Grants application information session

19 March 2023 - Grant applications close

29 March 2023 - Application assessments

29 March 2024 - All projects must be completed

2021 – 2022 community grant recipients

The Victorian Government’s Building Works Stimulus Package funded the department’s inaugural community grants program in 2021 – 2022. Twelve community-identified projects received a share of the $1.5 million allocated funding.

The projects built community capacity and activated public spaces through service design, community programs, events and festivals.

Summary of completed 2021 – 2022 completed community projects
Project  Description Partner organisation
Community Referral and Support Service A community-led referral and support service to assist Richmond Housing Estate residents to connect to local services and programs. Carringbush Adult Education
Festival of Women A one-day festival held on the Richmond Housing Estate to engage with and celebrate women from diverse backgrounds. Belgium Ave Neighbourhood House (BANH)
Lennox Street Markets Activating Lennox Street with a monthly twilight community market with entertainment, local produce, street food, lanterns and music. Victoria St Business Association
Let’s Keep Cooking A program co-designed with the local community to create food programs that celebrate the cultural diversity, talent and strength of Precinct residents. Cultivating Community
Migrant Strengthening through Engagement and the Arts Co-designed dance and community connections project, using the arts to champion change, strengthening connection for African Australian migrant families. Mzuri Dance   
Moon Lantern Festival An ambitious three-day arts and cultural event celebrating the diverse North Richmond community, featuring food, music, performance, dance, visual arts and a sideshow alley. Village Festival of New Performance
Richmond Homework Club Education support for young people in years 10-12 and university students under the age of 25, living in Richmond, with a focus on students from refugee, migrant and indigenous backgrounds. BANH
Victoria Street Alive! A program of arts and events to amplify the voices and achievements of the local community and to promote community cohesion and safety and to reinvigorate Victoria Street. Victoria St Drug Solutions
Women’s Health, Economic and Inclusion Project Three projects designed to promote wellness, build resilience and empower local women: 
  • Women’s enterprise and community  
  • Women’s Wellbeing and Wellness  
  • Fun Exercise and Nutrition Program 
Projects were primarily led by local female leaders who are migrants, as well as current or previous North Richmond Housing public renters.
 Intergenerational recreation space A fun and useful playground for people of all ages

Homes Victoria

Outdoor gym A free outdoor gym facility to enhance physical fitness and community amenity of the Estate.

Homes Victoria