COVID-19 Recovery Grants up to $5,000

The City’s COVID-19 Recovery Grants program financially supports local not-for-profit, incorporated community groups, organisations and businesses, to provide much-needed support for the City’s most vulnerable people and recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are not for recurring annual expenses or operating expenses such as staffing costs.

Who can apply?

COVID-19 Recovery Grants are available to community groups, organisations and businesses based in the City of Cockburn who:
  • Primarily serve the residents of Cockburn
  • Can demonstrate a high level of community support
  • Can demonstrate financial stability and sound project management
  • Can identify how they will meet an identified need in line with the City’s Strategic Community Plan and one of the themes of the program, including
    • Supporting increased demand for assistance from the City’s most vulnerable people
    • Being agile and flexible
    • Increasing community and individual Wellbeing
    • Supporting community capacity building and cooperation.

What can I apply for?

The project or activity must:
  • Be of benefit to the local community and/or the City of Cockburn generally
  • Meet an identified need
  • Not require commitment to ongoing funding from the City
  • Not duplicate an activity already available in the local area
  • Be delivered within 12 months, with a brief acquittal submitted within month of completion.
COVID Recovery Grants can be used for a range of purposes, provided applications can demonstrate that outcomes will be achieved through one of the following:
  1. Supporting increased demand for assistance from the City’s most vulnerable people
    • Provide support to charitable groups well-placed to take action to meet needs for crisis relief services (providing food, transport, accommodation, clothing, communications and other critical needs arising as a result of COVID-19).
  2. Being agile and flexible
    • Increase inclusion and access to services or support through innovation or implementation of new ways of working to reduce barriers, facilitate inclusion and support recovery (e.g. Aboriginal, culturally and linguistically diverse)
    • Plan and deliver alternate forms of service delivery to align with Government requirements to minimise spread of virus (e.g. digitisation of activities, services and/or operations)
    • Implement responsive initiatives which meet new and emerging needs of Cockburn community resulting from COVID-19 impacts.
  3. Increasing community and individual wellbeing
    • Provide new services to increase wellbeing with initiatives that reduce stress, fear or anxiety and promote recovery in the community
    • Implement responses to support safety within the community
    • Deliver wellbeing activities to support physical, mental and social wellbeing of Cockburn residents
    • Plan and deliver services and activities that actively promote health initiatives fundamental to stopping the spread of virus (e.g. promoting physical distancing, provision of masks, hand sanitiser).
  4. Supporting community capacity building and cooperation
    • Work together/form partnerships/facilitate new ways of working between businesses, not-for-profits and community groups to deliver positive outcomes to the Cockburn community
    • Address identified local needs that are a result of the impacts of COVID-19
    • Deliver initiatives that benefit community or support local community recovery, whilst promoting or supporting local business recovery
    • Deliver community events that celebrate and promote recovery from COVID-19 impacts.

How much can I apply for?

The maximum funding available to any one group or organisation in the COVID-19 Recovery Grant category will not exceed $5,000.
Due to the unique nature of this grant funding there is no requirement to provide in-kind or financial contributions, however those that can source funding from other sources will be considered favourably.
As the funding pool is limited, applications that can demonstrate that they best meet the criteria and provide value for money will be prioritised

When can I apply?

COVID-19 Recovery Grant applications will be open on Monday 17 August 2020 and close at 4pm, Friday 25 September 2020 for funds to be distributed in the 2020/21 financial year.
Applications are to be made online and will be assessed and notified of the outcome within two months of the application closing date. Projects must not commence prior to notification of grant outcome, as funding cannot be awarded retrospectively.

How do I apply?

Please read the above information, and contact the Grants & Research Officer on 08 9411 3444 or to discuss your application.

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Limitations and conditions

  • The successful request for a COVID-19 Recovery Grant in this round does not imply any ongoing commitment of the same or similar contribution in following years or rounds for funding in any category
  • Applicants must be based in the City of Cockburn and/or be able to demonstrate provision of a service or activity that primarily benefits the Cockburn community
  • Applications from Schools, P&Cs, P&Fs are not eligible for this funding program
  • Funding will not be provided:
    • Retrospectively for any projects or events that have already occurred or commenced
    • If activity or event may present a hazard to the community or environment
    • If previous City of Cockburn funding has not been acquitted
    • To political parties, government departments and agencies, or individuals.
  • Some further limitations on funding amounts apply for equipment and recurring community events (please refer to current guidelines).
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