City of Melbourne

Professional Development Subsidy

Building capacity within the community sector is a key goal of City of Melbourne’s Community Grants and Partnerships Framework.

The professional development subsidy allows local not for profit community organisations to nominate professional development opportunities that will enhance the delivery of outcomes for the community.

Organisations can nominate workshops, training sessions, structured mentoring, conference attendance or other type of professional development opportunity for subsidy through this fund.

General Information


To be eligible to apply for this subsidy applications must be from;

  • A not-for-profit community organisation on behalf of an employee, board/committee member or volunteer; and
  • An organisation that is based in and provides services to the City of Melbourne community.

Application process

  • Applications can be made at any time, but should be made at least eight weeks ahead of the professional development opportunity.
  • Applications are assessed on a quarterly basis with cut-off dates being:
    • 17 April 2020 for opportunities taking place after 1 June 2020
    • 17 July 2020 for opportunities taking place after 1 September 2020
    • 16 October 2020 for opportunities taking place after 1 December 2020
    • 15 January 2021 for opportunities taking place after 1 March 2021


Applications close
15 Jan 2021
Amount Upon Application
Arts organisation
Grant Type
Skills development
Applicant Type
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