Kingston Charitable Fund

The Kingston Charitable Fund aims to make the community stronger and more connected by supporting charitable organisations.

The Fund was established in February 2007 as an initiative of Council in partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

Now more than ever, our local charities need funding. With your help, we can continue to provide grants for programs that are helping to make a difference in Kingston.


2023 grants program

Applications have now closed for 2023.

For further information regarding the Kingston Charitable Fund, or the 2023 grants application process, please contact 1300 653 356 or email


Who is eligible?

  • Charities who benefit Kingston residents, and
  • Have Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 status (DGR) 
  • Have Tax Concession Charity status (TCC) 

Who awards the grants?

The Grants Assessment Panel award the grants and the panel consists of: 
  • the Mayor 
  • one other Councillor 
  • the Chief Executive Officer or their representative 
  • two council appointed community members 
  • a Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation representative  

Grants assessment panel: community members

The Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Program is led by a Grants Assessment Panel, who review the Grant Guidelines and assess applications for funding each year.

The Grants Assessment Panel consists of two community representatives. These positions are for a two-year period. To be eligible, applicants must reside or work within the City of Kingston.

The current community panel representatives will serve until late 2023.

More information on how to apply for the Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Panel will be available in late 2023.

2022 grant recipients

  • Cancer patients Foundation Limited - $6,000 for their Look Good Feel Better Program
  • Chelsea Community Support Service Inc - $5,000 for their Chelsea Christmas New Beginnings Program 2.0!
  • Christian Resource Care Limited - $6,000 for their Christmas Dinner Program
  • Food For Change - $2,397 for their Seeds, Seedlings and Volunteer Equipment
  • Lighthouse Foundation - $15,500 for their Addressing Youth Homelessness Program
  • Make A Difference Dingley Village - $9,800 for their Energy Debt Program
  • Melbourne Anglican Benevolent Society Inc (Pantry 5000) - $5,000 for their Christmas Hampers Program
  • South East Community Links - $10,000 for their Girls in STEAM Program
  • St Kilda Mums - $6,900 for their Everyday Essentials for City of Kingston Families Program
  • The Trustee for the National Council Jewish Women (Victoria) Social Support Trust - $10,000 for their Caring Mums Program