Grant Opportunities

Grants of up to $1500 available under Quick Response Grants Program (Australia)

Grants of up to $1500 available under Quick Response Grants Program (Australia)

Deadline: 2-Dec-21

The City of Kingston is offering grants through its Quick Response Grants Program to give individuals and community groups the opportunity to apply for small grants required at short notice to help them deliver valuable services, programs, activities, events and benefit to the Kingston community.

Council recognizes that sometimes local organisations and individuals require small amounts of funding throughout the year. Council’s Quick Response Grants program provides funding to:

Assist with an unforeseen expense or urgent issue that poses a risk to the function of an existing community group/program/event; or
Take advantage of an unexpected opportunity where there is a short timeframe and that would benefit a community group and/or the wider Kingston community.
Funding Information
The maximum amount that can be awarded to one applicant within one financial year is $1,500.
What can Quick Response Grants be used for?
Community groups can apply for a grant that is required at short notice to assist with the provision of a service, program or activity used by or of benefit to Kingston residents Individuals can apply for a grant that is required at short notice to assist them to participate in a sporting, educational, recreational or cultural activity, or other pursuit of a personal development nature, which will have a clear benefit to the community.
Eligibility Criteria
Any not-for-profit group, school or community organisation providing services within the City of Kingston and any individual residing in the City of Kingston may apply subject to the eligibility criteria for applicants.
Not-for-profit groups and community organisations seeking to apply for a Quick Response Grant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Be not-for-profit and managed by a volunteer board/committee of management;
Be incorporated or auspiced by another incorporated organisation that will accept legal and financial responsibility for the project or activity;
Be physically located within the City of Kingston municipal boundaries. Consideration may be given to other groups and organisations where 50% or more of their membership comprises Kingston residents or where direct and significant benefit to Kingston residents can be demonstrated;
Have a level of public liability insurance appropriate to the activity;
Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council;
Propose an activity which is of substantial benefit to the Kingston community and is consistent with Council priorities;
Be able to supply financial information requested; and
Be able to meet conditions associated with receiving a grant.
Individuals seeking to apply for a Quick Response Grant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Be a resident of the City of Kingston;
Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council;
Propose an activity to be undertaken in an unpaid capacity that is not a requirement of any formal course of study or of their employment;
Propose an activity which is of substantial benefit to the Kingston community and is consistent with Council priorities; and
Be able to meet conditions associated with receiving a grant.
For more information, visit https://www.kingston.vic.gov.au/Community/Community-Grants/Quick-Response-Grants

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