We are pleased to announce that the South Melbourne Community Grants open this Monday 15th July 2024 at 10.00am.
You can find application forms on our website at the following: 


If you would like a hard copy application form or acquittal form you are welcome to collect one from the shop. 

What's in the shop??
We currently have 50% off selected marked shoes in the shop. 
It's certainly a crisp and chilly winter in Melbourne right now.  One month of winter is almost over... 

We have some lovely coats, jackets and scarves to keep you cosy and warm. 🧤🧣
What's in the shop??
We've filled the shop window with objects to keep you feeling warm and cosy during this cold Melbourne Winter. 
We will be closed this coming Monday 10th June for the King's Birthday Holiday. 
We will be open as usual this Saturday 8th June. 🤴🤴
We are having a little end of season tidy up!  All plates, any shape or size currently 50% off the marked price. 🙂

South Melbourne Community Chest

about us

The South Melbourne Community Chest is a non-profit organisation that raises funds to distribute to local community groups.

We distribute grants annually to community organisations from the opportunity shop profits, financial donations and bequests.

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Can you spare the time?


Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation. Without them we could not operate. We rely on them to work in the shop and on our management committee.

We would love to hear from you. Pop into the Op Shop, call the Shop Manager on 9699 6839 or visit out Volunteers Page for more information.

Volunteer Page

Can you help us?

Financial donations

We are a registered charity, with DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status, so your financial donations are tax deductible.

Financial donations together with proceeds from the Op Shop enable us to make grants to local community groups. Your support helps expand our capacity to fund highly valued community projects.

Donations Page

Does your local community organisation need support?


This annual grant application process opens in July each year and closes in August.

To apply for a grant, download and complete the Application Form for the current year (when available), and return it by the August due date. Contact us to enquire about this year’s dates.

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