Need help getting a project off the ground? Council's Community Development Fund may be able to help.
Council provides annual funding for once-off project and annual event grants to not-for-profit community groups in Knox. The aim of the CDF grants is to develop, enhance and support the involvement of community groups in activities and projects which respond to identified needs in the Knox community
Our CDF grants program aims to:
There are 3 categories of grants available through the CDF grants. Grants are allocated annually for projects taking up to 12 months to complete:
The submission period for the 2016-2017 CDF grant round will open on Monday 2 May and close on Monday 13 June 2016. Applications will be assessed by the Community Development Fund Evaluation Panel during June and July, and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Monday 29 August 2016.
Apply Online via our user-friendly SmartyGrants system.
To obtain a hard-copy application form please contact the Community Strengthening team via email at email@example.com or call 9298 8000.
Whether community organisations have previously received a CDF grant, or the organisation is submitting for the first-time, community organisations are strongly advised to discuss their proposed application with Council’s Community Strengthening team.
Community organisations should also consider consulting other relevant Council staff and stakeholders about their project. They may be able to advise on service delivery and/or alternative approaches, or provide appropriate information. The Community Strengthening team can advise who to talk to within Council and how staff can best be contacted.
Each year Council runs information sessions for the community groups to learn about the various funding opportunities. Grant programs include:
Community Development Fund (CDF) grants Arts and Cultural grantsBiodiversity Buddies Native Vegetation Protection grantsCommunity Operational Funding Individual Sporting grantsLeisure Minor Capital Works grants
This year's information sessions will be held on Wednesday 23 March and Wednesday 4 May.
We are also conducting a general session, 'A local perspective on the world of grants', on Wednesday 1 June. At this session local grant gurus will share their experiences and invaluable tips on the best way to navigate a grant process be it philanthropic, government or corporate.
Register online at knox.vic.gov.au/commskills or email Council's Community Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your group needs any assistance about applying for a CDF grant, please contact Community Strengthening team on 9298 8818 or email email@example.com.
To be eligible for funding projects and annual community events must meet the following requirements:
Here are some examples that indicate the range of projects that can be considered: