Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants

Applications currently open

Closes 18 April 2021, or earlier if funds are exhausted

Our Quick Response grant of up to $500 is available 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.

Applicants can only apply for one Quick Response Grant each financial year.

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

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

Before applying we highly recommend that you discuss your project idea with Community Partnerships via community@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or 9433 3186.

Applications are to be submitted online via our grants page. Click on the grant you wish to apply for and follow the steps to submit your application.