Grants and funding

The Community Investment and Support Fund (CISF) offers a variety of grant programs for groups and organisations to undertake projects that benefit the local community.

This will help achieve the Greater Geelong region’s 30-year community led vision for a Clever and Creative Future.

The Clever and Creative Future vision is about developing a consistent approach to get things done and collaborating to create opportunities that address our challenges. This approach will assist in achieving the elements of a successful community.

Please read our Standard Grant Guidelines for information, terms and conditions relating to all our community grant programs.

To read the guidelines for a specific grant program, please select the relevant link under each image below. Guidelines and links to apply are updated on this site when a new round is announced.

Our grant programs

Grants Status
Creative Communities Grant Program Closed
Creative Communities Grant Program - Quick Response & Professional Development Grants Open
Community Events Grants Fund Opening 1 Feb 20
Community Infrastructure Grants Fund Closed
Central Geelong Heritage Opening 1 Feb 20
Central Geelong Business Facilitation Program
Children’s Week grants - applications and guidelines Closed
Environment and Sustainability Grants Program Closed
Geelong Major Events -
Healthy and Connected Communities QUICK RESPONSE Grant Program Opening 1 Feb 20
Neighbourhood House Grant Program Closed
Seniors Festival Grants Closed
'This Girl Can' 2020 Small Grants Program Opening 1 Feb 20

Other funding

Find out what other funding options are available locally, within Victoria and nation-wide.