COVID-19 Quick Response Community Grants

This is a quick-response grant program designed to fund activities that will help our community adapt to, and recover from, the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

There is a total grant pool of $250,000 with individual grants being offered of up to $2,000 per application.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm Monday 17 August 2020 (multiple rounds subject to demand)

Access the grant guidelines here

To attend an online grant information session - book here

To attend an online grant writing workshop - book here

Apply online here

The grant is divided into two categories and our aim is to help eligible community organisations activate community spaces and deliver new or existing community programs that comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

  1. Clever and creative community projects category
    New community projects, programs and activities that will help the Greater Geelong community recover from COVID-19 restrictions in a way that is consistent with our community-led clever and creative vision.  Maximum funding per application is for amounts of up to $2,000.
  2. COVID-19 operating expenses category
    Operating expenses that help community groups deliver their existing services and programs in line with COVID-19 restrictions.
    Maximum funding per application is for amounts of up to $2,000.

All activities must comply with the latest health advice and government restrictions, as detailed on the following websites:

Please ensure you read the grant guidelines before making an application.

Online grant information sessions will be held to provide further details about our grant guidelines and requirements. To register your attendance please go to our Online grant information sessions registration.

Need to know more...

Please refer to our grants and funding page to find out more about our other community grant programs.

For further information please contact our grants team on [email protected] or phone 03 5272 4736 or 03 5272 5039.

Page last updated: Friday, 24 July 2020