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    Community Grants

    Neighbourhood Houses located within a 15km radius of Melbourne Airport will be eligible to apply for a funding boost of $10,000, thanks to the airport’s new Community Grants Program.

    The airport will award ten separate grants valued at $10,000 annually, with the funding aimed at supporting proven programs being delivered by Neighbourhood Houses in Melbourne’s north west. There are 50 eligible Neighbourhood Houses, a full list can be found below.  

    These grants are part of Melbourne Airport’s broader Community Fund, which is focused on extending the economic and social benefits of the airport throughout the community, via investments in educational, employment and environmental programs. 


    What sort of projects are Melbourne Airport Funding?

    Educational and /or employment pathways projects or activities that:

    • Are responsive to the contemporary needs and reflect the cultural makeup of their local communities.
    • Benefit culturally and linguistically diverse or newly arrived migrant communities.
    • Have a proven track record and outcomes. 
    • Can articulate how they are increasing social cohesion, engagement, economic participation and educational outcomes. 
    • Have strong partnerships with complementary organisations where possible. 
    • Can demonstrate an investment in forward planning. 
    • Are not already fully funded by existing government funding streams. 

    Key Dates:

    4 June 2019 - Applications open

    ​​24 July 2019 - Applications close

    Late August 2019 - Grants awarded

    Eligible Neighbourhood Houses
    Angliss Neighbourhood House Duke Street Community House Kensington Neighbourhood House St Albans Community Youth Club Inc.
    Attwood House Community Centre East Coburg Neighbourhood House Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House Sunbury Neighbourhood House
    Banksia Gardens Community Services Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre Lalor Living and Learning Centre Sussex Neighbourhood House
    Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House Fawkner Community House Maidstone Community Centre Sydenham Neighbourhood House
    Braybrook Community Centre Fraser Rise Neighbourhood House Maribyrnong Community Centre Taylors Hill Neighbourhood House
    Broadmeadows Women's Community House Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre Meadow Heights Education Centre Thomastown Neighbourhood House
    Brunswick Neighbourhood House Good Shepherd - St Albans Newlands Neighbourhood House The Bridge - Thornbury
    Cairnlea Community Hub Goonawarra Neighbourhood House North Carlton Railway station Neighbourhood House The Bridge - Preston
    Comm Unity Plus Services Hillside Community Centre North Melbourne Language and Learning Tullamarine Community House
    Craigieburn Education and Community Centre Homestead Community and Learning Centre Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education West Footscray Neighbourhood House
    Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre Jika Jika Community Centre Reynard Street Neighbourhood House West Sunshine Community Centre
    Dallas Neighbourhood Centre Kenley Court Neighbourhood House Stevenson House Wingate Avenue Community Centre
    Delahey Community Centre Westvale Community    


    Melbourne Airport acknowledges that our community lives and works on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and encourage applications from organisations working towards reconciliation and cultural connection.

    Further information: [email protected]

    Community Grants

    If you would like to apply, please click 'Apply Now'.

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    Melbourne Airport’s Community Grant Rounds are administered by Australian Communities Foundation.