Revamped grants program open


Melton council has a “new and improved“ community grants program that is now open for applications.

Now available all year round, not-for-profit organisations based in the City of Melton can apply for grants up to $5000 across five categories including environment and nature, festivals and events, sports and hobbies, healthy and safe living, and the arts.

Applications can be submitted at any time and are reviewed immediately.

Council has also established three new community funds to support residents and groups – the $1500 New Groups Fund, for establishing new clubs, groups or associations, the $2000 Resident Achievement Fund for supporting residents who have been chosen by a governing body to participate in an activity and the $600 FairGo4Youth Fund for providing opportunities for disadvantaged young people to participate in local extracurricular activities.

Melton mayor Kathy Majdlik said council values the hard work of dedicated local clubs, organisations and community groups.

“Their work in bringing us together and supporting our wellbeing is a big part of what makes the City of Melton a wonderful place to live, work and play,” she said.

“If you’re part of a group, club or organisation that helps deliver great outcomes for residents, I’d encourage you to apply for a grant.”

Information sessions and workshops will be held during March, April and June.