Quick Response Grants

Funds now fully expended for 2020/21 - Will reopen July 1 2021

Our Quick Response grants provide up to $500 to support community groups and organisations with emerging or unexpected needs and opportunities.

This grant aims to fill a gap in funding for community groups requiring assistance outside the annual/biannual grant timelines.

Quick Response Grants are offered as part of the Nillumbik Community Fund.(PDF, 673KB) 

What can be funded? 

Funding is available to assist with costs such as:

  • Start-up and establishment costs
  • Purchase or hire of materials and equipment
  • Consultant, provider or artist fees
  • Promotional materials such as brochures, newsletters, websites and signage
  • Venue hire charges

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be an incorporated not-for profit organisation or community group that lives, works, studies, volunteers or plays in Nillumbik
  • Be auspiced by an incorporated body for unincorporated groups
  • Hold a minimum of $10 million public liability insurance
  • Have acquitted and is compliant with all Nillumbik grants previously awarded by Council
  • Spend the funds before 30 June 2021

Applications will NOT be considered for:

  • Individuals or commercial businesses
  • Ongoing organisational operating costs (such as wages, utilities, routine ongoing expenses, etc.)
  • Repeat projects
  • School curriculum based projects
  • Projects that have received full funding from another source
  • Projects that have already received funding from Nillumbik Shire Council in this financial year
  • Retrospective funding or projects which are due to commence prior to the notification of the application outcome