City of Melville launches new community grants program

27 October 2020

We are excited to launch our new community grants program aimed to support place activation and community development.

The City of Melville is excited to launch their new community grants program aimed to support place activation and community development.

The new program creates new opportunities, with community or not-for-profit groups, small businesses and creative enterprises located within the City all encouraged to read the guidelines and apply.

City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said the My Community Grants program is designed to empower their communities to be resilient in the future with the key themes; activate and thrive.

“With ‘activate’ being a key objective, the My Community Grants Program will support community driven initiatives that contribute to our neighbourhood and economic hubs,” said Mayor Gear

“Projects under the ‘thrive’ stream will enable volunteer run groups to build their capability and sustainability as an organisation.

“The successful applicants will submit project proposals that encourage people to participate in community life, enjoy our City and activate our communities.

“This year, we launched relief grants for our small businesses and creative enterprises to assist them with digitalisation to assist during the impact of COVID-19 funded by our Happiness Stimulus Package.

“The thrive theming aims to offer the same through this new program, but all year round.”

Mayor Gear offers suggestions to those interested in applying for their consideration.

“Diversity is a key focus area when it comes to eligibility and grant guidelines – we would ideally look for events, activities or services that benefit a large and diverse group of people,” said Mayor Gear.

My Community Grants replaced the City's previous grants program: the Community Partnership Fund.

Applications are accepted all year round, or until funds are spent.

More information about the types of funding, read the My Community Grants Guidelines.

For eligibility and to apply, visit

Image: Piney Lakes Community Garden supported by the City of Melville Community Partnership funding which has now extended its eligibility offering in the new My Community Grants program

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