Hobsons Bay Community Grants Program

Up to $10,000 is available from Hobsons Bay Community Grants Program to help local community organisations with activities and projects that meet a need in the community.

Hobsons Bay City Council Community Grants Program

Hobsons Bay Community Grants Program

Hobsons Bay City Council provides financial assistance through its annual Community Grants program to local community organisations and groups for activities and projects that meet a community need and address grant priorities. Projects are to be undertaken in the 2019 calendar year. Toyota Motor Corporation Australia also provides financial support to groups through this grants program.


Community Grants Priorities

The Community Grants Program priorities are linked to the priorities in the Hobsons Bay 2030 Community Vision.

  • Priority 2: Community wellbeing and inter-connection
  • Priority 3: Growth through innovation, access to local jobs, technology and education
  • Priority 4: Proactive enrichment, expansion and conservation of the natural and urban environment
  • Priority 5: Activate sustainable practices



  •  Small expenses – Grants of up to $500 for existing organisations and up to $2000 for new emerging organisations are available.
  • Toyota equipment and/or resources grants – Grants of up to $1,000 are available.
  • Vibrant community projects – Grants of up to $5000 are available.
  • Invested Together Grants – Grants of up to $10,000 over a two-year period are available.



To be eligible for the Hobsons Bay Community Grants Program:

  • an activity/project must be undertaken during January to December 2019 and within the City of Hobsons Bay with the majority of participants coming from Hobsons Bay
  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • a registered organisation e.g. incorporated, co-operative, trust, school, etc.
  • the organisation must have a current Australian Business Number (ABN) or provide a Statement by Supplier
  • Public liability insurance (PLI)
    • Recipients of Vibrant Community Project Grant and Equipment/Resources Grant require a $5 million PLI
    • Recipients of a $10 million Invested Together Grant require a PLI
    • PLI is not required for the small expenses grant

Note: Organisations not incorporated must have an auspice agent. An auspice agent can be another community organisation that meets the above eligibility. Council can assist with facilitating an auspice agent.

Incorporated Organisations that do not have an ABN, must complete an Australian Taxation form
“Statement by Supplier”.
This can be accessed from www.ato.gov.au



Applications close 1 August 2018.


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