Grants

Community and Academic Grants

Applications open in February each year and close on April 30. 

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.

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-2020

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-2020

Eligibility

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

Applications open in September each year and close in November. 

School Encouragement Grants are awarded to a Year 12 student in each of the participating colleges in the City of Moonee Valley. Each school nominates a student to receive the encouragement award in recognition of their resilience, determination or courage.

Each student is eligible for a $150 grant.

 For application forms, click here