Connecting Communities Small Grant Program

Connecting Communities Grants Program

Foundation Murrindindi vision is thriving, vibrant and connected communities within the Shire of Murrindindi. 

The Connecting Communities grants program aims to support our vision by enabling local organisations to undertake community led projects and initiatives that help communities to stay connected during this pandemic and beyond by reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, foster community connections, increase social participation and inclusion and enhance a sense of belonging.

 Program Outcomes:

  • Increase community participation, access, connection and inclusion;
  • Empower community to identify and respond to local issues and priorities;
  • Foster community spirit

Individual grants of up to $500 will be considered.

The Connecting Communities small grants program is open from 1 July until 31 July 2023.

How to apply

The application process is managed online through a system called Smarty Grants.

To start your online application in Smarty Grants click here 

Before you commence the application process, contact our executive office Robyn Hill to discuss your proposal.

Before you submit your application: 

1. Please read the Connecting Communitities Small Grants Program 2023 – Info Flyer 
2. Read the Smarty Grants – Help Guide for Applicants  


As an independent and embedded community organisation, our reputation and voice, like our grantmaking, is a tool we can use to create impact in our region. We make grants to support local projects and also bring together and work collaboratively with community groups to increase community capacity and support the growth of this fantastic region.