The Annual Grant round 2022-23 is now open.

The City of Kingston Annual Grants Program provides an opportunity for the Council to work in partnership with the local community to enhance the quality of life of current and future generations of Kingston residents. To view the eligibility criteria please visit our webpage.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using SmartyGrants.
Applications close midnight Thursday 31 March 2022.

We’re one step closer to building a new Aquatic and Leisure Centre for our community. The creation of a new aquatic and leisure centre which is contemporary, accessible for all, and meets current standards is a significant project and investment for Council.

We've been searching for suitable sites and have released the independent findings of the detailed site investigations of our three shortlisted locations.  The highest ranked site identified is on Governor Road in Mordialloc.

We know you will have lots of questions about the site assessment process and we are holding online information sessions to provide more detail and answer your questions at:
  • 6pm Monday 20 December, 2021 - complete
  • 12.30pm Tuesday 11 January, 2022 - complete
  • 6pm Thursday 3 February, 2022
Register for an information session
Submit a question for the information sessions

To check what else is open for consultation go to Your Kingston Your Say Your Kingston Your Say:
  • Hard Waste Collections – Closes Friday 18 February
  • Cool Roads in Kingston – Closes 11 March
  • Endeavour Cove – Draft Planning Scheme Amendment – Closes 14 February
  • Community Local Law Amendment 2021 – Closes 6 February

Local Community Access Grants Program (LCAGP)

Local Community Access Grants Program (LCAGP) funds community organisations and neighbourhood houses to deliver activities that:

  • reduce COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and hesitancy
  • remove practical barriers to accessing vaccines
  • support increased uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine amongst priority groups

Community organisations and neighbourhood houses can apply for funding that promotes and increases vaccine confidence through community engagement and improves access by removing practical barriers to COVID-19 vaccinations. Projects need to support one or more priority groups outlined in the program guidelines.

Application process

To submit your application, find program guidelines, check your eligibility, and view FAQ, visit the Local Community Access Grants Program website. 

Carer Support Program for people from CALD background

Carer Support Program is available to all carers from CALD background who are supporting people with a disability, mental illness, dementia or who are frail aged living in City of Kingston. 

Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC) provides short term respite services, counselling, weekly and monthly seminars and workshops regarding carer’s health and wellbeing, monthly outings and individual referrals and support based on clients' needs.
For more information see attached flyers on carer's support program and monthly seminars.

Online support group for women victim of family violence

Free online support group for women who have been impacted by family violence is being delivered by Relationships Australia. In this group there will be a chance to talk about different experiences and learn from others and from educational material about the following topics:
  • Developing/building on strategies for strengthening resilience
  • Rebuilding or establishing trust in your family
  • Understanding family violence and its impacts on women and their children
  • Strategies to create or re-establish appropriate parent/child relationships
  • Skills to manage and support children’s behaviors and emotions
  • Positive and strengths-based approaches to moving forwards.

For more information view the Relationships Australia webpage

Free digital literacy classes

Cheltenham Community Centre is continuing to offer Free digital literacy classes throughout 2022.  The following courses are available:

  • Introduction to Computers;
  • Computers – The Next Step; and
  • iPads, Tablets and more
For more information, view the flyer.

Free training opportunity!

The Successful Grant Writing Online Workshop is a free training opportunity to learn about:
  • What funding is available to your group
  • Understanding grant eligibility
  • Understanding funder goals and how to align your project with them
  • Learning grant jargon
  • Formulating your project and the resources required
  • Preparing your project budget
  • Producing an acquittal for your funding agreement
  • Writing tips to maximise grant success
  • Evaluating projects
  • SmartyGrants applications
When: Friday 25 February
Time: 10am to 1pm
Trainer: Steve Sutton
A zoom link will be emailed to participants a day prior to the training.
Bookings essential as numbers are limited:
Contact Jane Yang on 9581 4905 / 0428 673 387 or email:

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