Community Partnership Funding

Looking for funding grants? Our Community Partnership Funding program is great for community and not for profits. Find out how to apply.

Applicable community projects and priority areas

The City of Melville welcomes applications for proposals i.e. activities, events, services that:

  • Are based in the City of Melville
  • Benefit a large and diverse number of people
  • Meet identified priority needs of the City of Melville’s local area
  • Are aligned to the Community Partnership Funding Guiding Principles
  • Observe access and inclusion principles
  • Create long-term social and cultural or economic value for the community
  • Have clear objectives and outcomes
  • Have a realistic budget and are cost effective
  • Demonstrate a high level of self-help and involvement of your organisation’s members
  • Are aligned to the City of Melville’s values of relationships, excellence, vibrancy and wellbeing.

Current priority areas

We are currently prioritising projects that directly address one or more of the following areas:

  • Age-friendly
  • Early childhood and youth
  • Community health and wellbeing
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Safety and Security
  • Cultural Vitality (celebrates culture and creativity)

Who can apply?

To apply, applicants must:

  • Be a constituted not for profit association, incorporated *
  • Be based in the City of Melville or providing services within this community
  • Have an Australia Business Number (ABN)
  • Not have outstanding acquittal of previous funding provided.

To find out more, please refer to the funding guidelines bellow.

*Non-incorporated associations applying for monetary grants must have an appropriate auspice organisation (shared aims and common interests) that can support their project and receive the grant on their behalf.

Levels of funding available

The following levels of funding support are available:

*Non-monetary funding can contribute towards the hire fees of Council owned facilities (meeting/recreation spaces) and use of equipment.

When can I apply?

Level one:$5,001 - $10,000 - Opens in October 2017

Level two: $1,000 - $5,000

  • Applications for level two can be submitted at any time during the year.
  • Applications need to be submitted online at least 4 months before the project starting time.
  • Support documentation required:
    • Minimum of 2 quotes for expenditure  items above $2,000 and at least one quote, advertised or estimated price for expenditure items bellow $2,000.
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Public Liability certificate of currency
    • Letters of support towards the project

Level three: up to $1,000

  • Applications for level three can be submitted at any time during the year.
  • Applications need to be submitted online at least six weeks before the project is starting
  • Support documentation required:
  • Minimum of 2 quotes for expenditure  items above $2,000 and at least one quote, advertised or estimated price for expenditure items bellow $2,000.
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Public Liability certificate of currency
    • Letters of support towards the project

Non-Monetary – in-kind requests up to $500

  • Applications can be submitted at any time during the year for in-kind provision of venue hire or equipment hire (City of Melville owned)
  • Applications need to be submitted online at least six weeks before the project is starting
  • Support documentation required:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Letters of support towards the project
    • Price of the venue/equipment costs as quoted by authorised City of Melville service area. For example: an email correspondence between the parties or booking form.

General exclusions and ineligibility

  • Political parties or activities that could be perceived as benefiting a political party or political campaign
  • General donations to charities, unless for specific projects run by the charity and that meet the eligibility criteria
  • Government organisations
  • Education institutions
  • Previous grant recipients who have not fulfilled the conditions of the particular grant
  • For profit organisations
  • Individuals
  • Organisations that have already been funded during the current budget year
  • Proposals that directly contravene Council’s policies.

Funding guidelines and application forms

Contact program coordinator

It is highly recommended that you contact us for support and advice prior to applying.

Please email the Program Coordinator or call 9364 0660.

Applicant testimonials

‘Very helpful. I was very pleased with the process and cooperation I was given.’

(Waylen Bay Sea Scouts – 50th anniversary banners)

‘It has been wonderful to work in partnership with the City of Melville and a huge thank you to all staff who helped make this event such an outstanding success’.

(Attitudinal Healing – Dementia Conference with Michael Verde)

‘Process gets easier each year! City of Melville’s Community Development staff is helpful with guidance and advice. (Lions Club Booragoon – Christmas at Sunset)

‘The process was simple and COM staff was very helpful – as usual. Thank you all once again!!’ (St. Michael’s Anglican Parish of Mt. Pleasant - Carols on the Lawn)

Safer Melvillle Month Grants - OPEN

October is Safer Melville Month and as a result we are opening a special round of Community Partnership Funding!  Level three grants up to $1,000 are available to assist community groups and not for profit organisations in developing activities, workshops, displays, events or performances that help to raise awareness about safety in the Melville community.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to promote their events or activities in the Safer Melville calendar of events during the month of October 2017.

Possible events/activities eligible for funding include:

  • Morning tea, breakfast or barbecue with a guest speaker on a safety related topic e.g. home safety and security, car safety and security, emergency preparedness
  • Community information session or workshop on a safety related topic e.g. falls prevention, positive mental health and wellbeing, child safety
  • Community event with interactive displays, information stalls and activities focused on safety related topics
  • Safety related activities for children e.g. bike and road safety workshops, protective behaviours workshops
  • Interactive demonstration for the community e.g. self-defence or first aid
  • Safety related show or performance for the community.

Grant applications are now open and will be accepted until 5.00pm, Friday 18 August 2017.

Please note:

  • Events/activities must be held during October 2017
  • Applications need to be submitted online at least six weeks before the project is starting
  • Supporting documentation required:
  • At least one quote, advertised or estimated price for expenditure items below $2,000
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Public Liability certificate of currency
  • Letters of support towards the project.

Apply here!