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Grants in 2016

Pathways to Employment Grants Round – Now open

The Inner North Community Foundation funds projects that help vulnerable local people develop work and life skills. To see the types of projects we’ve funded in the past, see our Grant Recipients page.

To be eligible for a grant your organisation must have tax charitable status, be providing programs supporting pathways to employment, and will be based in (or providing services to) the inner north of Melbourne – in the municipalities of Darebin, Yarra and Moreland. Detailed information, including how to apply and application forms, can be found here.


Are you planning a Crowdfunding campaign? Limited funding is available to support local organisations harness the generosity of local people.

We know that crowdfunding can give organisations capacity, fundraising insights and build profile.  It can also be a catalyst for many to reach new donors, reignite old supporters, and take a deeper leap into the social media space. We might be able to enhance your campaign (up to $2,000), depending on your project.

For more information, please download the Crowd Funding Overview and contact Ben or Sandie at the Foundation on (03) 8689 1922 or email to discuss your idea.

Community Building Small Grants Round 2016

In 2016 we again partnered with the Scanlon Foundation and Community Hubs Australia to facilitate a grants round (up to $5,000)  for small community organisations (turnover less than $500,000) who work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the inner north of Melbourne – Darebin, Yarra and Moreland.   These grants were helping with operating or capacity building costs (as opposed to program costs.)

Applications closed on Friday 26 February 2016. Please see Community Building Small Grantees 2016 for a full list of successful applicants.

For more information contact Ben or Sandie at the Inner North Community Foundation on (03) 8689 1922 or email to discuss your project.