Brimbank Community Recovery Grants Program: Apply Now

Brimbank Community Recovery Grants Program: Apply Now

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Deadline: 04-Oct-20

Brimbank Council is offering one-off Community Recovery Grants to support new, or the expansion of existing, innovative community-led and community-based initiatives that contribute to the community’s COVID-19 recovery and strengthen resilience.

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The Community Recovery Grants will offer an opportunity to support new, or the expansion of, existing innovative community-led and community-based initiatives that contribute towards the community’s COVID 19 recovery process.

Priority Areas

Council is particularly interested in grant applications that focus on one or more of the following areas:

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Building community connections. Activities and projects that aim to increase social connection and reduce social isolation, promote community participation and healthy relationships, and/or improve social and mental health of community members during the COVID-19 recovery.
Initiatives to help community groups and organizations to continue to operate by adapting the way activities and programs are delivered through online forums or improving digital skills and access to online communication channels.
Providing opportunities for people to continue volunteering in the community while maintaining physical distancing requirements.
Activities that promote Brimbank’s culture and diversity, healthy lifestyles, community volunteering, intergenerational connections, a sense of belonging.
Learning development and employment pathways – activities that support community to access and share information, and support education and employment pathways.
Funding Information

The Community Recovery Grants will consist of two categories.

Brimbank Partner Organizations – Eligible not-for-profit organizations delivering services or programs in Brimbank.
Applicants in this category can apply for a grant up to $15,000.
Brimbank Community groups and organizations –
Applicants in this category can apply for a grant up to $ 8,000.
Eligibility Criteria

Deadline Free Grants
To be eligible for the Brimbank Community Recovery Grants, applicants must:

Be a Not-for-profit Incorporated Organisation, or community organization, or apply through an auspice arrangement.
Have Public Liability Insurance cover for the duration of the project.
Have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
Be able to demonstrate a direct impact as a result of COVID-19.
Be based in Brimbank, or demonstrate that the proposed project will substantially benefit Brimbank residents.
Have satisfactorily acquitted previous grants funded under the Brimbank Council’s Community Grants Program. This excludes grant recipients who have extended their 2019/20 Brimbank Community Grants until 30 June 2021 due to COVID-19.
Submit a COVID Safe Activity or Project Planning Risk Assessment Plan that observes State Government COVID-19 regulations.
Speak with a Council Officer before applying for a grant.
For more information, visit https://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/awards-funds-and-grants/brimbank-community-recovery-grants-program

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