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Equipment Grant Program

About the Equipment Grant Program

The Equipment Grant Program is offered as part of Council’s COVID Response Funding.  This grant program is a one-time only opportunity which provides financial assistance of up to $1,000 to not-for-profit groups to cover equipment purchases and operational costs that support the applicant’s COVID recovery activities and beyond.


Who can apply

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Be a registered not-for-profit group, as classified by the Australian Taxation Office 
  • 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
  • Have been meeting regularly for at least nine months.


Supporting Information

To complete your application you will need to provide:

  • Your group’s incorporation number (if applicable)
  • Proof of your group’s membership (name and postcode for each member. E.g. A Smith, 3083)
  • Most recent AGM minutes, including annual financial report
  • Quotes for items costing $500 or more (ex GST)
  • Any other supporting documentation.



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

Key dates

Applications open on Monday 3 August 2020 and close Friday 28 August 2020.

Successful applicants will have 6 months to spend their grant, from September 2020 until March 2021.


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.