Community services grants (Covid-19 recovery grants)

This grant supports programs or projects that respond to ongoing community need including food security, digital inclusion, social isolation, tenancy support and homelessness services.

Applications are open

Applications close on 7 December 2020.

Project timeline

  • Applications open: 29 October 2020
  • Applications close: 7 December 2020
  • Projects may commence from mid January 2021 for 12 months, pending approval

About this program

This grant supports programs or projects that respond to ongoing community need including food security, digital inclusion, social isolation, tenancy support and homelessness services.

Funding available

Funding is available in amounts from $5,000 up to $50,000 cash.

Projects that involve multiple organisations partnering to achieve a shared goal may be eligible to apply for more than $50,000. Please contact our grants team on 02 9265 9333 to discuss your project and its alignment with the funding priorities.

Value-in-kind in the form of community venue hire fee waiver is also available.

Funds are available for any combination of the following:

  • adaptation to continue to provide existing goods or services in the current environment, or scale these services
  • procurement or leasing of resources or equipment
  • promotional and marketing costs
  • costs associated with hire or training of staff and volunteers
  • investment in other capabilities or resources, as needed.

The proposed budget for this program is $800,000.

Eligibility

Covid-19 Recovery Grants

Webinar and general briefing session 12 November 2020

How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

Apply now

The below resources and examples can help you prepare your application and supporting documents.

We also have dedicated support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disability to assist with the grants process. For more information contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected].

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Frequently asked questions (4 December 2020)PDF · 217.5 KB · Last modified

Covid-19 Recovery Grants

Webinar and general briefing session 12 November 2020