Grants 2017-09-28T13:44:55+00:00

Grants Program

Into our Hands Community Foundation was established with a capital fund of $1 million from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF) to help address the needs of communities in the Alpine, Wangaratta and Indigo Shire by supporting medium to long-term recovery projects.

The Foundation provides grants under the strict parameters of the VBAF Trust Fund, the Foundation can only support projects that assist those directly affected by the Beechworth-Mudgegonga Fire Complex.

Into Our Hands Community Foundation provides grants to support a wide range of local initiatives to develop stronger communities.  Our Foundation provides support in the areas of:

  • Community development

  • Environment

  • Arts and culture

  • Social services

  • Education

  • Health


For each grant round, the Foundation may target a priority area or areas within the above scope.  If you are interested in applying for any grant with the Into Our Hands Community Foundation you are encouraged to:

  • Sign up to receive our newsletter, which includes grant announcements and other information

  • Get in touch with the Into Our Hands Community Foundation

  • Read the Grant Guidelines to check your eligibility

  • Complete the online grant application below


Stay tuned for details on upcoming workshops.

Workshop Presentation

For tips on writing a strong application feel free to see the presentation below for helpful hints.

Grant Guidelines & Grant Application

To view Grant Application Guidelines please click links below:

To view Grant Application please click links below:

Manual application form for your grant application drafts

Note:  Manual form only for drafts all final grants must be submitted via online form

Past Grant Recipients

2015 Grant Recipients
2014 Grant Recipients
2013 Grant Recipients