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Community Grants Programs

The City of Greater Dandenong provides financial assistance in the form of grants and donations to community groups and individuals for activities that will benefit local residents.

For an overview of Council’s community funding programs please see the table below.

If you require further assistance please contact Council's Community Funding Team on 8571 1432 or email

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Funding Available


To Apply

Community Support Grants Program
Up to $20,000 for one-off projects, programs and events that will benefit the Greater Dandenong community.

Up to $20,000

Open twice a year


Community Response Grants Program
Small grants for community groups and individuals to apply for to help them to achieve their goals and ambitions.

Up to $1,000 for groups and $500 for Individuals

Open all year

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Community Partnerships Funding Program
Community Partnership Funding supports a wide range of services, activities and opportunities that enhance social, economic or cultural outcomes for residents and the community. Additional round offers one-off, single year funding. 

Not specified

Additional Round


Asylum Seeker Partnership Employment Grant Expression of Interest
The City of Greater Dandenong is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from eligible agencies wishing to develop and implement a program that will strengthen coordination of employment services to improve employment readiness and outcomes of Asylum Seekers living in the City of Greater Dandenong. 

The total funding available is a one-off grant of $45,000 for an organisation or a partnership of organisations. The funding is considered to be top-up funding for delivery of a new service from agencies currently funded to provide services supporting Asylum Seekers.


One off grant 



Further information

Contact: Community Funding Support Officers

Phone: 8571 1432


For program policies please refer to the Policies and Codes of Practice webpage.

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