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Community Group Support Grant Program

About the Community Group Support Grant Program

The Community Group Support Grant Program is a one-time only opportunity provided as part of Council’s COVID Response Funding. Funding of up to $2,000 is available to support community groups to reconnect with each other by resuming pre-COVID activities or transitioning to new ways of operating (e.g. online activities).


Who can apply

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Be a registered not-for-profit group, as classified by the Australian Taxation Office or a kindergarten, primary or secondary education provider
  • Be incorporated or partnered (auspiced) by an incorporated organisation. The partner organisation will manage the funds and be responsible for the delivery and acquittal of the project
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or qualify to submit a Statement by Supplier
  • Hold current public liability insurance appropriate to the activity outlined in the application
  • Hold a bank account in the name of the applying group
  • Be based within the City of Whittlesea



Please note: These guidelines includes information and criteria for all three grant programs which are part of the COVID Response Funding.

Key dates

Applications open on Monday 17 August 2020 and close Friday 18 September 2020.

Successful applicants will have until 30 June 2021 to complete activities funded through this grant program.

How to apply

Apply online.


More information

For more information, contact our Community Development Grants Officer on 9217 2397 or email

Please note that the Community Development Grants Officer is only available to receive calls until 2pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.