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2022 Grants Program

Applications to the Kingston Charitable Fund 2021 Grants Program are now closed.  

The 2022 Grants Program will be open early 2022. More information and application details will be available early 2022.


2021 Grant Recipients

The 2021 Kingston Charitable Fund grant recipients are:

Cancer Patients Foundation Limited - $12,000 for their Look Good Feel Better Program, facilitating face to face workshops, including 12 within Kingston, Home Delivered Confidence Kits and online workshops to over 120 residents who will be diagnosed with cancer in Kingston over the next 12 months, predominately women. 

Christian Resource Care Limited - $5,000 for their Christmas Dinner Program, a Christmas celebration including dinner and musical for families where every family receives a hamper and every child a Christmas present.

Make A Difference Dingley Village Inc - $5,000 for their Financial Support Program, providing emergency relief such as grocery vouchers, emergency accommodation, clothes, back packs, sleeping bags, sanitary items, utilities, counselling and education expenses.

Special Olympics Australia, Melbourne Southern - $1,000 for their awards ceremony catering to celebrate achievements of athletes.

Chelsea Community Support Service Inc - $5,000 for their Chelsea Community Christmas New Beginnings Program, which supports over 2000 people a year by providing $100 gift cards, hampers and presents for children.

Mentone Life Saving Club Inc - $6,050 for a multi-purpose trailer, which will increase capacity to safely and enable equipment to be transported efficiently such as first-aid, patrol equipment, tents and equipment for Nippers and surf sports equipment for competitions. It will also allow a second patrol site close to Parkdale Yacht Club.

Melbourne Anglican Benevolent Society Inc (Pantry 5000) - $5,000 for their Christmas Hamper Program, supplying Christmas food hampers to those experiencing hardship. Each year Pantry 5000 provides approximately 220-240 Christmas hampers to people in need.

South East Community Links - $10,000 for their Gender Equality and Preventing Family Violence Program, a tailored workshop series delivered for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

St Kilda Mums Inc - $6,760 for their Material Aid for Vulnerable Families in the City of Kingston Program, providing essential material aid such as prams, cots, car seats, clothing, toys, linen, bottles, nappies, wipes, clothing, toiletries, books, linen and shoes to those who need it most in the City of Kingston.


Frequently Asked Questions 

Who is eligible?

Applications are invited from charities that help local Kingston residents and have Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1(DGR) and Tax Concession Charity status.

Who awards the grants?

All applications for funding from the Kingston Charitable Fund are considered by the Grants Assessment Panel. The Grants Assessment Panel consists of  the Mayor; one other councillor; the Chief Executive Officer; a representative from the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation and two Council appointed community members.

What are the two grant streams?

Annual Grants

Provided for activities and programs that meet community needs, make the community stronger and more connected, and complement Council’s activities in the community. Grants in this stream are usually up to $5,000 however, applicants are encouraged to apply for an amount appropriate to their activity.

Further details are available in the Annual Grants Guidelines

Innovation Grant

Introduced in 2015 in response to requests from community groups to provide a larger investment for new programs and projects. Applications are invited for the one-off grant of up to $30,000 to fund an innovative new project, activity or initiative.

Further details including the assessment criteria are available in the Innovation Grants Guidelines

For further information regarding the Kingston Charitable Fund, please contact 9581 4518 or email