COVID-19 Community Response Grants
  • Last updated:
  • 09 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Community Response Grants offer targeted financial assistance to community organisations impacted by COVID-19. The intent of this grant is to:

  • assist community organisations to meet ongoing costs despite loss of revenue
  • support community organisations to keep operating, alter the way they deliver services and maintain connection with each other and with the community
  • strengthen the capacity and resilience of community organisations to prepare, respond and recover from emergency and disaster events
  • stimulate the local economy by enabling community organisations to engage local contractors and procure from local businesses to undertake priority projects.

COVID-19 Community Response Grants include four categories: 

Operational and Maintenance (funding up to $5,000): This category offers ongoing operational and maintenance funding to support not-for-profit community organisations experiencing financial hardship.

Continuity and Connectivity (funding up to $5,000): This category offers project funding to support business continuity, maintain service delivery and promote digital connectivity.

Capacity Building (funding up to $3,000): This category offers project funding to build skills, capacity and governance of community organisations.

Facility Improvement (funding up to $10,000): This category offers project funding for one-off building or site functional or aesthetic improvements.

Applications must respond to a COVID-19 impact and demonstrate evidence of financial hardship and/or need for funding assistance.

Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria

When is funding available?

  • Applications are currently closed.

What funding is available?

  • Up to $5,000 in Operational and Maintenance category
  • Up to $5,000 in Continuity and Connectivity category
  • Up to $3,000 in Capacity Building category
  • Up to $10,000 in Facility Improvement category

 Eligible organisations are limited to two applications per round, and those applications must be in different categories.

When will I know if I have been successful?

  • Applicants will be notified of outcomes approximately 3 weeks after round close.

How do I apply?

  • Applications must be submitted online
  • These grants are currently closed.

What else should I consider when applying for funding?


For more information on other grants aimed to assist groups affected by the COVID-19 environment, check out council's other funding opportunities webpage. Council's website has lots of information on Community Support to help you through this challenging time, including a practical At Home in My Neighbourhood #CovidKidness resource hub - which will help you stay informed about the different supports available across governments and the community sector.