City of Greater Bendigo


Community Grants Advisory Panel


Community Grants Advisory Panel


Applications open February 15 



Community Grants Advisory Panel Member - Volunteer


The Community Grants Advisory Panel ​ provides recommendations to the ​Community Grants Program, Executive Management and Councillors.  


The Community Grants Advisory Panel provides recommendations on funding allocations for the Medium and Partnering for Impact Grants categories. The Panel does not make final decisions. The Panel’s role is to provide relevant knowledge to increase the confidence of the grant decision-makers.


Community Grants Advisory Panel members must be residents of Greater Bendigo and are appointed through a selection criteria and interview process. Panel members should be able to demonstrate commitment to improving outcomes for our community and be able to work well with others in a group process.

The Community Grants Advisory Panel meets approximately 3 times per year. Each meeting runs to a maximum of three hours. Members must undergo a complete on-boarding process including background checks and declare any conflicts of interest. In addition, Members:

  • Must declare any conflict of interest with a grant submission.
  • Are invited to join the Panel as individuals and not as representatives of an organisation. 
  • Will need an email address, internet connection and be able to use a simple spreadsheet or Word document to complete this role. 
  • Be willing to commit to the role for at least 1 year and a maximum of 4 years.
  • Hold a valid Working With Children Check (Volunteer Level) and Police Check if 18 years and older
  • Must adhere to the Code of Conduct and maintain confidentiality in all Panel proceedings.

We would like to hear from anyone who is:

1.       Greater Bendigo Resident 

2.       Living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability

3.       From a migrant or refugee background

4.       LGBTIQA+

5.       Living on a low income

6.       Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

7.       Young person 16-25


Selection Questions to be answered as part of the application process:


Why do you want to join the Community Grants Advisory Panel?


What strengths, including community perspectives, could you bring to the Panel?


How do you think community grants could be more fairly distributed?

Community Grants Advisory Panel Member

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