Thank you to all who submitted a response to this consultation. The survey is now closed while we analyse the feedback received.

Council is seeking community feedback on its Draft Community Grants Policy.

Overview and context

Moonee Valley City Council is committed to supporting local community organisations, groups, individuals and businesses to deliver projects and activities that help make Moonee Valley an inclusive, vibrant and connected community. Our Community Grants program offers grants to help build the capacity of our community and to support projects that help us achieve our long-term community vision.

This is the final stage in a review process that commenced in 2021. During 2020/2021, the focus of the Community Grants program was on supporting the emerging needs of the community during the pandemic. In mid-2021 a grants assessment review took place and Council asked the community what kind of funding opportunities the program should include. In August 2022, Council requested an external review of the existing grants policy and program. The aim of this review was to ensure both policy and program aligned with Council’s MV2040 strategy, the Draft Community Grants Policy is the end result.


The Policy supports community organisations, groups, individuals and local businesses seeking funding for the following objectives:

  • Contribute to the social, cultural, economic, and environmental well-being of our local community
  • Foster and strengthen community involvement and participation
  • Address community need and make the most of unique local opportunities and strengths
  • Work with Council towards achieving its MV2040 vision
  • Foster community-led approaches which improve the quality of life and liveability of our neighbourhoods.

What is new in the policy?

Strategic direction - process is provided to set annual funding priorities through Councillor, community and officer feedback

Alignment to MV2040 - MV2040 themes and objectives are embedded in Policy and assessment priorities

Focus on access, inclusion and equity - this enhances our ongoing commitment to principles of access, inclusion and equity

Assessment considerations - overall funding spread across the municipality and funding received by applicants over past two years is outlined

Responsive to emerging needs - allows officers to respond as required through monthly Responsive Grants funding priorities

Clearer roles and responsibilities - roles and responsibilities of those involved throughout the grants process are detailed

We will be making direct contact with a range of stakeholders, particularly those who have already worked with Council in the Community Grants space. We'd also like to understand the views of our broader community. Please complete our brief survey below - it will take less than five minutes to complete. We appreciate your feedback.

Have your say:

Complete a brief survey to provide your feedback by 22 May 2023 - SURVEY CLOSED
Write to us: Community Grants Policy Review, Moonee Valley City Council, PO Box 126, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039.