Nillumbik Shire Council Quick Response grant aims to fill a gap in funding for community groups requiring assistance outside the annual grant timelines.
These grants can provide funding to support community groups and not-for-profit organisations with emerging or unexpected needs, or help deliver one-off activities to support community initiatives that will benefit and engage the Nillumbik community.
What can be funded?
Funding is available to assist with costs such as:
– Expenses associated with establishing a new community group (e.g. incorporation, insurance and promotion costs)
– Communications, media and marketing
– Seed funding to support a new idea with potential for strong community benefit
– Equipment, tools or training that supports a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion
– Capacity building opportunities including skills development and training
– Facilitating community participation in local activities and enhancing access for those identified as having additional needs
– Volunteer recruitment and support costs (e.g. training and recruitment expenses)
– Purchase or hire of materials and equipment
– Consultant, speaker or contractor fees
– Venue or meeting room hire
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
– If unincorporated, be auspiced by an incorporated body
– 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 2023
During the financial year, applicants can apply for a total of $1,000 in Quick Response funding for multiple projects.