Other ways to secure grant funding

Aside from Council's Community Grants program, there is a range of ways in which individuals, groups and not-for-profit organisations can source funding. The following provides handy tips and advice on how to secure grants and funding.

The Grassroots Grants resource kit can be used by a wide range of organisations, including sporting or recreation clubs, community managed welfare services, education providers, associations, church groups, service clubs, community centres, resident groups, support groups and environmental groups.

A number of funding sources are outlined below.

 Grants Victoria

Grants Victoria provides a central source for Victorians to access all grants available
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Queenscliff Point Lonsdale Community Enterprise Grants

QPLCE is a community-owned entity that operates in partnership with the Bendigo Bank. Grant opportunities are advertised in the local newspapers.

Department of Planning and Community Development 

DPCD works with local communities and groups throughout Victoria and administers over 24 grant programs across three main themes:
Planning, Strengthening Communities and Building Community Infrastructure.
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Regional Development Victoria

RDV helps fund State programs, services and resources in rural and regional Victoria that strengthen community confidence and drive economic growth.
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GrantsLINK is a government grants portal that lists grants that are available for community projects that develop solutions to local problems, fund ideas and initiatives and provide assistance in times of hardship.
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Our Community 

Our Community is an online resource that provides information on all aspects of running a community group. It provides access to resources, training, advice and tools for accessing grants.
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Australian Parliament House Library

The Australian Parliament House website features resources and information about community grants and includes links to selected sources of Commonwealth, State and Territory financial assistance which is available to community groups, non-government organisations and commercial services.
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Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy. Their website provides information on how to seek grant funding from Australian philanthropic trusts and foundations.
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