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Annual Grants 2020

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 22 July 2019 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


Welcome to the City of Yarra's online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

Please read the Annual Grants Guidelines available here before starting your application. 

Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm, Monday 22 July 2019 to be eligible. 

Please ensure you have clicked the SUBMIT button after completing your application. You will receive an automated confirmation email containing a PDF copy of your application if this has been done correctly. This will be sent to the email address you used to register.  If you do not receive this email of receipt your application has not been submitted.


Please note SmartyGrants will not allow applications to be submitted after the stated closing time. Technical support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date. To help avoid any issues with timing and uploads we recommend aiming to complete and submit your application by 4:30pm.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties, or need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Yarra Grants team on 9205 5170 or 9205 5146 before 5:00pm Monday 23 July 2018 for assistance. 

We are not able to offer extensions for the submission of Annual Grant applications for any reason. 

Please note:

  • A not-for-profit community group that is not incorporated must have their application ‘auspiced’ by an incorporated organisation.
  • Questions marked with an asterisk (*) require a response.  You will not be able to submit your application until all compulsory questions are completed.
  • While completing the application, please ensure that you use the save feature on each page regularly to avoid losing your work. Otherwise answers are not automatically saved until you proceed to the next page of the application.
  • Please review your application carefully before submitting it, because once it is submitted it cannot be changed.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

If you would like a Microsoft Word version of the application form for drafting purposes only, please contact the Yarra Grants Team using the details above. Alternatively you can save a PDF of your application at any stage of the process using the 'Download PDF' button located on the last page of the application form.

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 9205 5170 or 9205 5146 during business hours, or email and quote your application number.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


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