Emergency Grants

Funding to assist with an emergency, a significant impact caused by unforeseen circumstances. Also applies to declared disaster situations, including COVID-19.

Not-for-profit community organisations can apply for up to $3000 to fund projects that have arisen as a consequence of failure, damage or loss of essential equipment or infrastructure due to unforeseen circumstances.

During a declared disaster situation applicants can apply for other costs (including, but not limited to, operational costs when an organisation demonstrates financial hardship).

Funding must be for projects or costs which are:

  • deemed to be an 'emergency' (requiring rapid response)
  • significantly impacting the organisation's ability to continue to operate.

Projects that are covered by insurance are not eligible.

Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria

Community Grant guidelines (PDF, 301KB) updated January 2024

When is funding available?

Applications can be submitted all year round.

What funding is available?

Up to $3000.

When will I know if I have been successful?

Usually 2 weeks after application submitted.

How to apply

  • Discuss your project with Council's Community Grants Team on 5420 8616.
  • If approved to progress, a link to the application form will be emailed to you.
  • Applications must be submitted online.
  • Costs may be incurred before submitting an application, but council cannot guarantee the application will be successful.

What else should I consider when applying for funding?


For any queries, please contact the Grants Team on (07) 5420 8616, or [email protected].

Office hours are 8.30am–4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).