Apply for Funding

To be eligible for a grant your organisation must have the relevant endorsements, meet the grant criteria, and be based in (or providing services to) the inner north of Melbourne – in the municipalities of Darebin, Yarra and Moreland.  For more information contact Ben at the Inner North Community Foundation on (03) 8689 1922 or email

2017 Pathways to Employment Grants Round – now closed.

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

In 2017, the Foundation granted funds to eligible organisations to deliver projects that support a broad range of activities, including building people’s capabilities and skills, community social infrastructure partnerships, alternative employment pathways, and early intervention.



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. Please see Community Building Small Grantees 2016 for a full list of successful applicants. This program will not be run in 2018.