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Social Innovation Partnerships 2019-21

This is a preview of the Social Innovation Partnerships 2019-21 Application Form form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.


Purpose of Social Innovation Partnerships

City of Melbourne is committed to tackling Melbourne’s social challenges head on. We encourage new ways of doing things and creative ways of approaching tough issues. Through Social Innovation Partnerships we provide two year project funding from $15,000 to $80,000 per year to support not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and B Corporations to create sustained social impacts for Melbourne.

Funding may prioritise, but is not limited to, projects that:

  • Support young people to remain engaged in education and provide opportunities for people of all ages to actively participate in lifelong learning.
  • Provide opportunities that welcome newly arrived residents, build understanding, social cohesion, belonging and resilience through intercultural and intergenerational connections.
  • Create pathways to meaningful and secure employment for all members of our community.
  • Allow children and young people to grow up healthy, safe and to their full potential.
  • Prevent violence against women, promote respectful relationships and gender equality.
  • Assist people experiencing homelessness into housing.
  • Assist people at risk of experiencing homelessness to maintain appropriate housing.
  • Create environments that minimise harm from alcohol and other drug use.
  • Provide opportunities to live more active lifestyles.
  • Make eating healthy food an easier choice.
  • Facilitate older people as active and respected contributors to their communities and prevent elder abuse.


  • Applications open: Wednesday 21 November 2018.
  • Workshop and Information Session: Tuesday 11 December 2018. Book now to attend.
  • Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday 15 January 2019.
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application: by mid-May 2019.


Ensure you have fully read the Social Innovation Partnerships guidelines before starting your application