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Neighbourhood Street Party Grants


Neighbourhood Street Party Grant Guidelines

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood so that we can all live in communities that are welcoming, kind and supportive. Neighbour Day can help foster strong personal connections that last the whole year round.

The annual theme for Neighbour Day 2019 is: “Loneliness – What neighbours can do to create connections .”

The principal aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can transform communities. Social connection also makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Neighbour Day brings together like-minded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well connected communities and make us all feel better about the world!


The aim of the Banyule Neighbourhood Street Party Grant is to promote the opportunity for neighbours to come together, get to know each other and form a sense of community.


The grants are offered annually to coincide with Neighbours Day which is celebrated on the last Sunday of March each year.

Applications open Friday 1 December 2018 Applications close Thursday 31 January 2019 Applicants notified of outcome Friday 15 February 2018 Grant agreement to be submitted by Friday 1 March 2019 Event held Sunday 31 March 2019 Acquittal due Tuesday 30 April 2019

Funding available

One $500 grant is available each year. Funding can be used for a range of purposes including entertainment, catering expenses, children’s activities and hire of equipment.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications will be accepted from both individuals and groups of residents who meet the following conditions:

  • The application is submitted online using Smartygrants.
  • Applicant must be 18 years or older.
  • Applicant must reside in Banyule.
  • Street Party will be held in Banyule on Sunday 31 March 2019.  

Preference will be given to applicants

  • Where a minimum of eight households will be involved in the Street Party.
  • That have not received previous funding from Council for a Street Party.
  • Where supplies for the Street Party will be purchased from a Banyule based business.
  • Who plan to run smoke free events in line with Councils’ “Smoke Free“ Policy.

What activities will not be funded?

  • Purchase of alcohol.
  • Use of balloons (in accordance with Councils No Balloon Policy).

Assessment Process

  • Applications will be assessed by a panel comprising Council officers.
  • Only applications lodged on Smartygrants will be eligible for consideration.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 15th February 2019.

Please note:

  • Unsuccessful applicants can access free assistance with street closure and public liability insurance. To apply, please see Councils website for the Neighbourhood Street Party Kit.

Grant Conditions

  • The Neighbourhood Street Party Event Permit application must be lodged once the applicant is notified of success of the grant application. Please be aware that the Event Permit may take up to 5 weeks to be issued. Get a copy of the Event Permit form here.
  • Applicants must gain agreement from neighbours to hold the street party
  • A Grant Agreement needs to be completed and lodged on Smartygrants by Friday 1 March 2019.
  • The acquittal form, including copies of receipts, photos and any other supporting documentation must be completed and submitted on line by 30 April 2019.

For further information or to discuss your Neighbourhood Street Party Grant application, please contact Catherine Borg, Leisure Programs Development Officer on 9457 9933. Get access to a FREE resource e-kit here to help make organizing your event easy. (Relationships Australia- Neighbour Day)