Community Infrastructure Fund

Up to $1,000,000 is available for projects that deliver innovative local community infrastructure in growing areas of metropolitan Melbourne.
 
Community Infrastructure Fund
 

Overview

The Community Infrastructure Fund is a $9.3 million investment towards integrated planning and delivery of innovative local community infrastructure and placemaking infrastructure in growing areas of metropolitan Melbourne.

 

Objectives

The aim of the The Community Infrastructure Fund is to:

  • Integrate community infrastructure solutions that address public, private and community sector community infrastructure priorities
  • Plan and deliver innovative models of integrated community infrastructure and/or placemaking infrastructure in areas experiencing significant growth
  • Leverage investment across public, private and community sectors.

 

Background

Communities need facilities and services that are well located and support opportunity and choice. Integrated community infrastructure that is well planned, designed and delivered in areas where it is needed most, contributes to stronger, more prosperous, resilient and healthy communities. To ensure new communities in growth areas and urban renewal areas are properly supported, we need to attract services which respond to significant population growth. The Community Infrastructure Fund encourages the integration of public, private and community sector facilities to enable more efficient delivery of services to the community.

The Community Infrastructure Fund recognises that some communities are affected by population growth and change more than others, and in some cases rapid growth is exceeding the supply of the community infrastructure required to achieve positive social and economic outcomes. It also recognises that some current community infrastructure is ageing or unable to respond to the needs of communities as they grow and change.

The Victorian Government recognises the relationship between investment in local communities and better social and economic outcomes. International evidence supports the link between investment in innovation, skills development and enabling better access to services to improve social and economic outcomes in the community.

Outcomes can include better physical and mental health, improved child development, success at school, better employment outcomes, building social cohesion, and enabling people to feel safe in their community.

 

Priority Areas

Priority will be given to Community Infrastructure Fund projects in the:

  • Six growth areas and three interface councils: Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Nillumbik, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Ranges. Note: Mitchell Shire is eligible for funding from the Regional Growth Fund.
  • Metropolitan Activity Centres: Dandenong, Footscray, Fountain Gate / Narre Warren, Epping, Sunshine, Ringwood, Broadmeadows, Box Hill and Frankston.

 

Funding

A total funding pool of $9.3M is available for the Community Infrastructure Fund.

Up to $1,000,000 depending on the type of activity.

Community Infrastructure Fund  applicants are required to make a contribution toward the cost of the activity. This can be financial or in-kind.

 

Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation. We are an independent grants consultancy and not affiliated, associated nor endorsed by any government agency.

We know what it takes to secure this grant.

Contact us to see how we can assist you.

 

Timing

All Community Infrastructure Fund projects must be ready to proceed within three months from the time the funding application is submitted. All Community Infrastructure Fund projects must be completed within one year for Community Infrastructure Planning projects and three years for Community Infrastructure Delivery and Placemaking Infrastructure Projects.

 

More Information

For general grant enquiries contact the Grants Information Line.

 
 

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