Community Initiative Grants: Quick Response
Applications are NOW OPEN!
Grants of up to $2,000 are available in this program. Applicants must contribute a minimum of 30% (cash or in-kind) towards the total project cost.
Applications are assessed and funding is awarded on a monthly basis until the allocated budget is exhausted (per financial year).
Note: Council also offers Community Initiative Grants in March and September for projects seeking up to $5,000 funding. Find out more here: Community Initiative Grants
About this grant
Council values the knowledge, skills and motivation people have to take action on ideas that contribute to a thriving Surf Coast Shire community and environment.
The Community Initiatives Grants: Quick Response contribute funds towards community-led projects that respond to current opportunities and/or needs.
This may include, for example, projects that increase social connection, inclusion, health, wellbeing, safety, community arts, cultural or environmental outcomes, and/or upskill local volunteers.
Council Plan 2021-2025 provides some information and food for thought on these topics (and others).
Applications are assessed against the grant criteria outlined in the guidelines by a panel of Council Officers.
Assessment scores of:
- above 85 will be fully funded
- between 75-85 partially funded (75% of request if project can still be delivered)
- between 50-75 partially funded (50% of request if project can still be delivered)
- less than 50, not funded
It is a requirement that all successful grant applications align with the Surf Coast Shire Council Health and Wellbeing Plan.
1. Read these Guidelines(PDF, 369KB) and check your eligibility.
2. Call our Grants Team on 5261 0666 to discuss your idea and ask any questions.
If you'd like a response from us, please give us your email address.