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.


2022 grants program

The Kingston Charitable Fund 2022 grant program is now closed. 

For further information regarding the Kingston Charitable Fund, 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.

2021 grant recipients

  • Cancer Patients Foundation Limited - $12,000 for their Look Good Feel Better Program  
  • Chelsea Community Support Service Inc - $5,000 for their Chelsea Community Christmas New Beginnings Program 
  • Christian Resource Care Limited - $5,000 for their Christmas Dinner Program  
  • Make A Difference Dingley Village Inc - $5,000 for their Financial Support Program 
  • Melbourne Anglican Benevolent Society Inc (Pantry 5000) - $5,000 for their Christmas Hamper Program 
  • Mentone Life Saving Club Inc - $6,050 for a multi-purpose trailer 
  • South East Community Links - $10,000 for their Gender Equality and Preventing Family Violence Program  
  • Special Olympics Australia, Melbourne Southern - $1,000 for their awards ceremony catering
  • St Kilda Mums Inc - $6,760 for their Material Aid for Vulnerable Families in the City of Kingston Program