Stronger Communities Programme

Applications Close 24 March 2023

What is the Gellibrand SCP? 

The 2023 Gellibrand Stronger Communities Programme offers grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy of our community in Melbourne’s West. 

Up to $150,000 will be allocated to projects within Gellibrand on the advice of a community consultation committee who will review all applications. Successful applications are then submitted to the Government for review and final sign off.

Examples of successful applications in previous rounds of the SCP in Gellibrand include:

  • $2,700 for the Altona Bay Basketball Association iPads to conduct electronic scoring
  • $20,000 for Williamstown Royal Yacht Club of Victoria to remove asbestos from the premises;
  • $20,000 for the Yarraville Glory Football Club to upgrade their storage facilities,
  • $14,000 for the Snuff Puppets to build new puppets for their Garden of Sorrows installation.


Key eligibility criteria

  • The organisation must be based in the Gellibrand electorate. You can find more information here:
  • The organisation must have an ABN
  • The organisation must be one of the following:
    • an incorporated non-profit organisation
    • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community asset or property
    • a local government body
  • The grant must be used towards capital works or capital assets, i.e the grant cannot be used to pay salaries for the provision of a community program.

For further information on eligibility please visit the website:


How to apply? 

Expressions of Interest can be completed below and are open now until 5pm, 24 March 2023.

We encourage you to put as much detail in your application as possible.

If you organisation is eligible, please submit your EOI here: 


Who should I contact, if I have any questions? 

You can contact my office by phone at 03 9687 7661 or email if you have any questions about the program or the application process.