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Individual Development grants

Funding is provided to individuals who are residents of Moreland that have been selected to pursue achievements and development activities in their chosen area of expertise; this may include, but is not limited to significant sports and recreation, arts, cultural and academic endeavours. Evidence of selection must be provided by the relevant recognised association and a strong commitment to their area of endeavour. Evidence of financial hardship must be provided. 

Community Grants guidelines (DOC 498Kb) provides further information about this grant category.

Application dates

Applications are open during the financial year for this grant category until funds are expended. Applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the planned activity.

Amounts available

Funding up to $500

  • Funding levels are based on $250 for state level, $350 for national level or $500 for international level activities.
  • Up to $500 for sports and recreation club membership support

Duration

Recipients are only entitled to one funding opportunity under the grants program per financial year. Priority is given to applicants who have not previously applied.

Individual Development grants eligibility criteria

Applicants can seek funding assistance to help cover costs associated with the development activity that are not covered by any other means.

Sports and recreation applications

Supports an individual to participate in an officially recognised competitive event that has a set of rules and a code of conduct recognised at by a State or National Sporting Association for emerging and established athletes. Evidence of a formal selection process to participate must be demonstrated.

Sports and Recreation Club Membership

Supports emerging female and junior individuals to participate in an officially recognised competitive clubs that has a set of rules and a code of conduct recognised at by a recognised Association. Evidence of the clubs commitment to support/reduce the individuals membership costs must be provided. i.e. reduction of annual fees, concession annual membership or equivalent.

Arts and culture applications

Supports emerging artists and cultural workers to undertake special activities that enhance their creative development. Evidence of a formal selection process to participate must be demonstrated. Small business and self employment activities cannot be funded.

Academic achievement applications

Supports students to participate in an officially recognised competitive event to recognise a student’s excellence or achievements. Evidence of a formal selection process to participate must be demonstrated.

Criteria for this category

  • Be a resident of Moreland, for at least 12 months.
  • Evidence of financial hardship - Goverment approved; Low income Health Care Card or similar.  
  • Demonstrate a record of achievement and commitment in the chosen area of pursuit.
  • Seek support for an activity that is a pursuit supported by Council.
  • Seek support for an activity at State, National or International level only.
  • Participation in State, National and International endeavours or within recognised State or National Associations.
  • Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council.
  • Be able to supply financial information as requested.
  • Be able to meet conditions associated with receiving the grant.
  • The applicant must be a member of a club or team involved in interstate or overseas competition which is officially representing the State or nationally recognised body.

What won’t be funded?

  • Applications for coaches and trainers.
  • Activities that are to support small business or self employed development.
  • Activities where there has been no selection process to participate.

Further information on the grants program, what will and won't be funded view the Community Grants Program Guidelines (DOC 498Kb).

How to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time of the year at least 4 weeks before the planned activity.

To apply online go to our grants website to complete and submit the application form.

Our page on applying for community grants provides further details about the application process and information around reporting and other requirements for grant recipients.

Membership Activity grants

Supports Moreland based community groups incorporated community groups who meet on a regular basis to address issues of isolation and promote active community involvement.

This grant category funds groups which have a substantial proportion of their membership base living in Moreland and can support expenses associated with membership activities such as transport costs, refreshments, insurance, dinners and general day-to-day expenses.

Community Grants Program guidelines (DOC 498Kb) provides further information about this grant category.

To apply online go to our grants website to complete and submit an application.

Application dates

Applications are open during the financial year for this grant category until funds are expended.

Amounts available

Funding up to $2000

  • $1000 for groups with up to 20 members
  • $1500 for groups with 21 to 60 members
  • $2000 for groups with over 60 members

Funding levels allocated are based on: the Moreland resident membership numbers as above; the level of in-kind support from Council;  the groups limited ability to fund expenses; and activities offered to members. e.g. free use of Council facility, exercise classes.

Duration

Throughout the year. Groups can make one application every 12 months.

General eligibility criteria

To apply for funds through any one of the categories of the Moreland Community Grants Program, organisations must:

  • be not-for-profit and managed by a volunteer board or committee of management
  • be incorporated
  • have adequate public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
  • propose an initiative which will benefit the Moreland community and be located in Moreland
  • be able to supply financial statements and information as requested
  • be able to meet conditions associated with receiving the grant, and
  • demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1995.

General funding priorities

The Moreland Community Grants Program will prioritise support where:

  • The applicant's proposed activity focuses and directly benefits the Moreland community and occur within Council boundaries.
  • The applicant is providing a proposed activity that aligns with Council’s corporate objectives, priorities and strategies set out in the Council Plan.
  • The applicant has limited financial means to access other sources of funding.
  • The applicant has sought funding or in-kind support from other sources, where the applicant is deemed to be in a position to do so; with the exception of seniors groups.
  • The proposed activity maximises community benefit i.e. that can demonstrate multiple benefits, which may include cultural, environmental, heritage, health and wellbeing, social support and community participation outcomes.
  • The applicant is not already in receipt of substantial funding or in-kind support from Council. i.e. free venue hire, transport, with the exception of seniors groups.
  • The applicant can demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1995.
  • The applicant can demonstrate the proposed activity address the needs of residents with limited access to programs, services and activities.
  • The proposed activity incorporates collaboration or partnering with other groups.
  • The applicant clearly demonstrates their capacity to deliver the project.
  • Low priority will be given to large organisations that have significant sources of income or receive funding from other government or charitable organisations and have the financial capacity to fund projects.
  • The applicant must demonstrate that the organisation is sustainable and not dependent on continued Council financial support beyond the period of the grant.
  • Council may stipulate other priorities as part of the funding agreement.

Membership Activity grants funding criteria

  • Expenses associated with membership activities such as transport costs, refreshments, insurance, dinners and general day to day expenses.
  • Groups which have a substantial proportion of their membership base living in Moreland.
  • Groups applying through an auspice arrangement.
  • Groups who meet within the Moreland municipality.
  • Groups that provide a copy of their membership list, financial statement for previous 12 months and a copy of a current public liability insurance policy with their application.

How to apply

Preview the Membership Activity grants application form on the grants website.

Our page on applying for community grants provides further details about the application process and information around reporting and other requirements for grant recipients.

Quick Response grants

For small one-off projects to support not-for-profit community organisations to deliver community led projects and initiatives-off projects that fall outside the annual Project grant timelines. Applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the planned activity beginning.

Projects that increase participation, encourage volunteering, provide leadership opportunities and increase learning and skill development are encouraged.

Submissions must provide evidence of a community need and a clear benefit to the wider Moreland community.

The grants program is targeted at not-for-profit incorporated community groups or groups auspiced by another incorporated organisation.

Community Grants Program guidelines (DOC 498Kb) provides further information about this grant category.

Application dates

Applications are open during the financial year for this grant category until funds are expended.

Amounts available

Amounts up to $1000 are available.

Duration

Recipients are only entitled to one-off funding under the grants program per financial year.

General eligibility criteria

To apply for funds through any one of the categories of the Moreland Community Grants Program, organisations must:

  • be not-for-profit and managed by a volunteer board or committee of management
  • be incorporated or auspiced by another incorporated organisation
  • have adequate public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
  • propose an initiative which will benefit the Moreland community and be located in Moreland
  • be able to supply financial statements and information as requested
  • be able to meet conditions associated with receiving the grant, and
  • Demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including the Charter Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010; and
  • Be able to provide supporting data proving that the project is adequately costed (recent quotes for project proposal).

How the grant can be used

Establishment of new groups

To support the development of new community groups that will permanently be based in Moreland, the majority of the group’s membership are residents of Moreland. Funds can contribute towards start-up incorporation fees, initial rental and insurance for the group.

Community events

For groups seeking funding for small on-off community events that encourage arts, culture and engagement activities. Community events must provide evidence of broader community outcomes with collaboration/partnering with other groups in the planing and implimentation of the event.

Purchase of minor equipment

For groups seeking to purchase equipment providing the item is integral to the success of a community project or which improves the operational sustainability of the organisation.

What can be funded?

  • Equipment that is required for ongoing participation in an activity that is transferable to other participants and remains the property of the club/organisation,
  • First aid equipment which is necessary for immediate attention to injury that may occur during participation in sport or active recreation.
  • Injury prevention equipment that is transferable.
  • Adaptive equipment or costs to supoport participation for people with a disability.
  • Activities that support endorsed Council advocacy positions or campaigns.
  • Advertising publicity and promotional costs of project / activity

What won’t be funded?

  • More than one application to the Community Grants Program by a group, organisation or individual in a financial year cannot be considered.  
  • Purchase of uniforms or clothing.
  • Capital works (i.e. shade structures, permanent fencing, fixed lighting and other permanent structures). Refer to Capital Works Partnership Grants
  • Purchase of Computers, Laptops and televisions.
  • Canteen and kitchen items (i.e. microwave ovens, soft drinks, food, alcohol, and cooking utensils).
  • Payment of wages or salaries associated with project management or administration.
  • Activities where there is little or no community input demonstrated towards development of the project.

For further information on the grants program, what will and won't be funded view the Community Grants Program Guidelines (DOC 498Kb).

How to apply

All proposals must be discussed with the Grants Officer on 9240 1111 or email Council Grants. Council can give you feedback on your funding ideas. We suggest you contact us at least 4 weeks before you submit the application. Applications must be submitted 4 weeks before your planned event or project.

To apply online go to our grants website. Click on the Minor Grants category to complete a Quick Response Grant and submit the application form.

Our page on applying for community grants provides further details about the application process and information around reporting and other requirements for grant recipients.

Female Participation grants

Funding is provided to community organisations for one-off new community led  programs or projects that increase female participation within Moreland in active recreation and/or sport.

Programs that provide or enhance opportunities to engage women and girls in sports, physical activity and leadership programs as well as increased learning and skill development.

Community Grants Program guidelines (DOC 498Kb) provides further information about this grant category.

Application dates

Applications are open during the financial year for this grant category until funds are expended. Applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the planned activity beginning.

Amounts available

Amounts up to $3000 are available.

Duration

Applicants can only receive one grant allocation per financial year under the Community Grants Policy.

General eligibility criteria

To apply for funds through any one of the categories of the Moreland Community Grants Program, organisations must:

  • be not-for-profit and managed by a volunteer board or committee of management
  • be incorporated or auspiced by another incorporated organisation                  
  • have adequate public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
  • propose an initiative which will benefit the Moreland community and be located in Moreland
  • be able to supply financial statements and information as requested
  • be able to meet conditions associated with receiving the grant, and
  • demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including the Charter Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

 What can be funded? 

  • Coaching accreditation
  • Governance training (board/committees)
  • Administration directly related to the project
  • Officiating
  • Fees for temporary staff to implement a project/activity i.e. project work, tutor,  instructor or speaker
  • Female players, administrators, coaches and officials with opportunities to undertake intermediate or advanced training within an existing pathway in the sports industry to reach their leadership potential

What won't be funded?

  • Purchase of equipment, uniforms or capital expenditure
  • Payment of wages or salaries associated with project management or administration unless an external person is appointed or an internal staff member is appointed to the project management role as a separate position.
  • Activities where there is little or no community input demonstrated towards development of the project.

Further information on the grants program, what will and won't be funded view the Community Grants Program Guidelines (DOC 498Kb).

How to apply

All proposals must be discussed with Council's Women's Participation Officer on 9355 4243 or email Council Grants Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks before your planned event or project. To apply online go to our grants website and complete and submit the Minor Grants Application form.

How to apply for a community grant provides further details about the application process.

Our page on applying for community grants provides further details about the application process and information around reporting and other requirements for grant recipients.

Youth Initiative grants

Funding is provided to community organisations for one-off project implementation and development that benefits and engages the Moreland community through youth led initiatives.

Grants are available for community strengthening projects and initiatives that address key issues facing young people. 

Projects that increase participation, encourage volunteering, provide leadership opportunities and increase learning and skill development are encouraged.

Projects aimed to improve participation in sport and physical activity, youth education and employment training pathways, health and well-being and positive youth development are encouraged, leadership and development opportunities.

Submissions must provide evidence of community need and a clear benefit young people. Priority will be given to projects that address issues faced by diverse young people in disadvantaged communities.

Community Grants Program guidelines (DOC 498Kb) provides further information about this grant category.

Application dates

Applications are open during the financial year for this grant category until funds are expended.  Applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the planned activity beginning.

Amounts available

Amounts up to $3000 are available.

Duration

Recipients are only entitled to one-off funding under the grants program per financial year.

General eligibility criteria

To apply for funds through any one of the categories of the Moreland Community Grants Program, organisations must:

  • be not-for-profit and managed by a volunteer board or committee of management
  • be incorporated or auspiced by another incorporated organisation
  • have adequate public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
  • propose an initiative which will benefit the Moreland community and be located in Moreland
  • be able to supply financial statements and information as requested
  • be able to meet conditions associated with receiving the grant, and
  • demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1995.

What can be funded? 

  • Evidence of participation in sport and physical activity.
    Provision for youth education, training and employment
    pathways.
  • Promoting improved health and wellbeing, including mental health.
  • Leadership and development opportunities
    Opportunities for civic participation.
    Preference is given to young people who are faced with significant barriers to participation (e.g. financial disadvantage, geographical disadvantage, disability, cultural and
    social isolation).

What won't be funded?

  • Purchase of equipment, uniforms or capital expenditure
  • Payment of wages or salaries associated with project management or administration
  • Projects that are part of the organisation’s annual or regular program/activities or a duplication of an existing service or an on-going activity
  • Activities where there is little or no community input demonstrated towards development of the project
  • Projects or events that are ticketed whereby generating an income from ticket sales
  • More than one application by a group, organisation or individual in a financial year (with the exception where the organisation is the Auspicor).

For further information on the grants program, what will and won't be funded view the Community Grants Program Guidelines (DOC 498Kb).

How to apply

All proposals must be discussed with Youth Services on 9389 8643. Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the planned activity.

To apply, submit an applicaiton via our grants website and complete the Minor Grants application form.

Our page on applying for community grants provides further details about the application process and information around reporting and other requirements for grant recipients.