Melbourne Airport Community Giving Fund
Melbourne Airport is committed to supporting its local communities
Our new Community Giving Fund provides the chance for communities to apply for funding for projects that support community needs. The Fund is designed to help communities, arts, sports or service groups with any number of initiatives and projects. These may include uniforms for sporting clubs, supplies for art exhibitions or community events, upgrades to a social enterprise or contributions to community kitchens, libraries or gardens. All projects that support groups with their local communities will be considered.
Applications to the Fund are open to communities surrounding Melbourne Airport, with up to $2,000 available for projects and initiatives. Details on how to apply can be found below.
General eligibility criteria
The organisation you are applying on behalf of must meet the following criteria:
- Has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) or Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status, or is auspiced by an organisation with DGR & TCC status.
- Sits within one of the local government areas highlighted in the map below.
- Does not owe any reports or money to Melbourne Airport from previous funding or grants.
- Has the appropriate type and level of insurance for the activities that are the subject of this funding application.
Community Giving Fund Application Form
The Melbourne Airport Community Grants for 2023 have now closed
Melbourne Airport is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 Melbourne Airport Community Fund providing financial support to people living in the city’s north and west.
The airport is giving $10,000 to 10 Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres with funds directly assisting children, teenagers, and adults in their studies, training, and career endeavours.
The grants have been awarded to the following recipients:
- Banksia Gardens Community Services
Project name: Kenley Court Neighbourhood House (KCNH) Study Group Program
- St Albans Community Youth Club
Project name: Leveling up – The Tin Shed Youth Crew
- Preston Neighbourhood House Inc (Bridge Darebin)
Project name: Bridge Darebin Preston – Bridging the cultural gap
- Taylors Hill Youth & Community Centre
Project name: Westside Coffee Training Program
- Brunswick Neighbourhood House (BNH) Co-operative Limited
Project name: Ready Set Bake – Fawkner Neighbourhood House
- Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Project name: Dynamic Disabilities Project
- Kensington Neighbourhood House Inc
Project name: Strong Foundations
- Preston Neighbourhood House Inc (Bridge Darebin)
Project name: Bridge Darebin Thornbury – Pathways for Women
- Lalor Neighbourhood House
Project name: Creating Opportunities through Creative Industry
- Dallas Neighbourhood House
Project name: Out and About
Community centres and neighbourhood houses located within 15km of Melbourne Airport will be eligible to apply for a funding boost of $10,000 through the Melbourne Airport Community Grants program.
Established in 2019, the community grants enable educational and employment pathway initiatives in Melbourne’s northwest as part of Melbourne Airport’s commitment to support meaningful community projects. Ten grants of $10,000 will be awarded to ten neighbourhood houses.
There are 48 eligible neighbourhood houses listed below, with the Grants program uniquely supporting proven projects being delivered in Melbourne’s northwest.
3rd July 2023 Grants open, 9am AEST
31st July 2023 Grants close, 5pm AEST
August 2023 Successful grants awarded
September 2023 Grant funding provided
How to apply for a grant
Grant applications must be submitted via the Australian Communities Foundation’s grants portal using access code: MACF2023
If you already have an account through the Australian Communities Foundation, please use your existing username and password.
The types of projects Melbourne Airport will fund
Educational and/or employment pathways projects, and/or capital expenditure initiatives or activities that:
- respond to the needs of local communities and that reflect the cultural makeup of communities
- benefit culturally and linguistically diverse or newly arrived migrant communities, or young families
- have a proven track record and outcomes
- can articulate how they are increasing employment and educational outcomes, social cohesion and engagement
- 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.
Melbourne Airport is open to funding
- project costs
- a discrete element of a larger project
- up to two applications per organisation per grant round
- projects funded through a previous Community Grant round (additional funding is not guaranteed and all reporting requirements must be up to date).
Melbourne Airport is not open to funding
- projects at the pilot stage or approaches that are untested
- projects that duplicate an existing offering
- general operating support
- capital expenditure: some capital expenses are permitted but they should not form the majority of the application budget
- organisations who are not registered neighbourhood houses and neighbourhood houses that are not on the eligible houses list
- professional development or political or faith-based activities.
Eligible Neighbourhood Houses
|Angliss Neighbourhood House||Duke Street Community House||Lalor Living and Learning Centre||Sydenham Neighbourhood House|
|Attwood House Community Centre||East Coburg Neighbourhood House||Maidstone Community Centre||Taylors Hill Neighbourhood House|
|Banksia Gardens Community Services||Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre||Maribyrnong Community Centre||The Bridge - Thornbury|
|Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House||Fawkner Community House||Meadow Heights Education Centre||The Bridge - Preston|
|Braybrook Community Centre||Fraser Rise Children's and Community Centre||Newlands Neighbourhood House||Thomastown Neighbourhood House|
|Broadmeadows Women's Community House||Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre||North Carlton Railway Station Neighbourhood House||Tullamarine Community House|
|Brunswick Neighbourhood House||Goonawarra Neighbourhood House||North Melbourne Language and Learning||West Footscray Neighbourhood House|
|Cairnlea Hunt St. Community Hub||Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre||Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education||West Sunshine Community Centre|
|Comm Unity Plus Services - Deer Park||Hillside Community Centre||Reynard Street Neighbourhood House||Westvale Community|
|Craigieburn Education and Community Centre||Homestead Community and Learning Centre||Stevenson House||Wingate Avenue Community Centre|
|Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre||Kenley Court Neighbourhood House||St Albans Community Youth Club Inc.|
|Dallas Neighbourhood House||Kensington Neighbourhood House||Sunbury Neighbourhood House|
|Delahey Community Centre||Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House||Sussex Neighbourhood House|
|Angliss Neighbourhood House|
|Attwood House Community Centre||East Coburg Neighbourhood House|
|Banksia Gardens Community Services||Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre|
|Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House||Fawkner Community House|
|Braybrook Community Centre||Fraser Rise Children's and Community Centre|
|Broadmeadows Women's Community House||Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre|
|Brunswick Neighbourhood House||Goonawarra Neighbourhood House|
|Cairnlea Hunt St. Community Hub||Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre|
|Comm Unity Plus Services - Deer Park||Hillside Community Centre|
|Craigieburn Education and Community Centre||Homestead Community and Learning Centre|
|Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre||Kenley Court Neighbourhood House|
|Dallas Neighbourhood House||Kensington Neighbourhood House|
|Delahey Community Centre||Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House|