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Reconnection Grant Program

About the Reconnection Grant Program

The Reconnection Grant Program is offered as part of Council’s COVID Response Funding. Financial assistance of up to $5,000 is available to support community projects and events which support the wider City of Whittlesea community to reconnect as COVID restrictions are lifted.


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



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

Key dates

The Reconnection Grant Program will be offered across two grant rounds.

Applications for Round One open on Monday 14 September 2020 and close Friday 16 October 2020. Round Two will open in March 2021.

Successful applicants will have 12 months to complete projects 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.