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 below. Guidelines and links to apply are updated on this site when a new round is announced.

For further information please contact our grants team on or phone 03 5272 5272.

Our grant programs

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

Other funding

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