HBCF COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants 

The Hobsons Bay Community Fund is a perpetual philanthropic fund established to benefit and strengthen the community of Hobsons Bay for present and future generations.

We welcome applications for HBCF COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
until 1 December 2020

 

 

HBCF COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program 

Grants that meet a high need in the community and require a ‘rapid response’ (4-6 week turnaround) in order to respond to current and emerging challenges and opportunities in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  Grants up to $2,000. 

Note: Grants in excess of $2,000 will be considered in exceptional circumstances. The Rapid Response Grant program is open from 25 April 2020 until 1 December 2020.

See the Funding Guidelines and further information below.

HBCF COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants – Further Information

Applications for the COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants Program are open until 1 December 2020. Applications must address a high need in the community and require a ‘rapid response’ (4-6 week turnaround) in order to respond to current and emerging challenges and opportunities in response to the COVID-19 crisis through one of the categories below:

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Categories:

  • Access to food and housing security
  • Equal opportunities for youth in education and employment
  • Emergency aid
  • Culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) groups
  • Migrants/refugees/asylum seekers
  • Those with a physical or intellectual disability
  • Socially marginalised cohorts
  • Physical/mental health and wellbeing.

Who can apply?

  • Any organisation or group delivering projects or programs within Hobsons Bay
  • Applications will need to clearly demonstrate how their project aligns to the HBCF COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant categories above.

Who can’t apply?

  • Individuals
  • Organisations or groups that deliver projects or programs outside of Hobsons Bay
  • Organisations or groups who have already received funding through the 2020 HBCF Community Impact Grants Program.

What we WILL fund

  • Equipment and/or resources. Funding assistance is available to purchase equipment and/or resources which provide assistance to a group/organisation during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Funding to develop a project/program that responds to an urgent current or emerging challenge or opportunity related to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Projects that expand access and opportunities for people from disadvantaged and underserved communities to access programs or services during this time.
  • Projects that support smaller/grassroots groups that are not incorporated.
  • One-off grants. 

What we WILL NOT fund

  • Programs operating outside of the Hobsons Bay area
  • General fundraising campaigns or annual appeals
  • Funds for investment or debt servicing 
  • Retrospective funding
  • Projects with more appropriate alternative funding sources

 

Email us at contact@hbcommunityfund.org.au if you have any questions.

Please note that applications must be emailed.