Community and Academic Grants

Moonee Valley Foundation Community Grants

Community grants support local community-minded initiatives that aim to improve the lives and experiences of people in the City of Moonee Valley. Community grants support initiatives that:

  • Meet an identified local community need, and/or
  • Promote and enable community access, participation and/or inclusion, especially to diverse, disadvantaged or marginalised communities.

Moonee Valley Foundation Academic Grants

Academic grants recognise educational excellence in a chosen field of interest. These grants may be used to fund expenses such as:

  • Costs associated with education or training
  • Travel to and attendance at a conference or event
  • Tools and equipment
  • The commercialisation of academic projects

Grants up to the total value of $20,000 are available for community and academic grants.

 For application forms, click here MVF-Grant-Application-Form-2019


To be eligible for a Moonee Valley Foundation Community or Academic Grant, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be part of the Moonee Valley community, i.e. live, work, play sport in the municipality.
  • Be between 17-32 years of age.
  • Be able to use the funding within 2 years of receiving the grant.


Selection Criteria

Written applications and personal interviews are assessed on the following basis:

  • Community benefit of the activity.
  • Demonstrated excellence in your field of endeavour e.g. academic, competition results, involvement in extra-curricular activities, professional recognition or community involvement.
  • Importance of proposal to your chosen field of endeavour.
  • Personal presentation skills and ability to advocate on behalf of your application and field of endeavour.


School Encouragement Grants

School Encouragement Grants are awarded to a VCE student in each of the participating colleges in the City of Moonee Valley. The participating schools nominate a student to receive the encouragement award in recognition of their outstanding achievements.

Each student is eligible for a $150 grant.

 For application forms, click here