- Name: Quick Response grants
- Status: Open
- Frequency: All year round (until funds run out)
- Amount: Two grants of up to $2,000. The grants are for community organisations that provide relief and recovery services to respond to community needs and impacts of coronavirus.
Purpose of this grant
The Quick Response grants are now available to community organisations that provide relief and recovery services in response to coronavirus. Eligible organisations can apply for two grants of up to $2,000 each. These grants will help them provide a safe environment for volunteers and staff. It will also help them support people in need.
Council will prioritise applications that help vulnerable people and community members affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. We will also consider initiatives that support the Casey community to address social isolation and support social cohesion.
We will notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 2-3 business days. Payments will be fast-tracked.
The other two purposes of Council’s Quick Response grants will be put on hold until further notice.
Who can apply for this grant
To apply for this grant, your group must:
- be a not for profit or charitable organistion
- be a legal entity (e.g an incorporated association, a co-operative, company or trust) or auspiced by one.
- be based (meet or hold activities) in Casey
- have a level of public liability insurance appropriate to the activity (with the exception of new groups)
- create an itemised budget, detailing how you will spend the funds
- submit your application and documentation online
- have acquitted any previous grants you have received from us
- have no outstanding funds owing to council
Who cannot apply for this grant
You cannot apply for this grant if you are:
- an individual
- a private business
- a for-profit organisation
- a political party and/or group
- a government agency
- a council-managed kindergarten
- a school or university
What we cannot fund
We cannot accept applications for:
- Grants programs, prizes, awards or donations.
- Programs that only advocate religion or faith.
- Celebrations for individuals.
How we decide on successful grants
The following criteria will be used to asses applications:
- How well the request meets one or more of the purposes of the grant.
- How well the group has provided evidence and justification to support the request
- The level of benefit to Casey residents
How the grants work
- We will notify you by email.
- In the email, we will include the Information for Quick Response Grant Recipients document which will outline the conditions for your grant.
- You will need to review Council’s Grants Policy.
- If you have any outstanding payments to Council, you will need to clear these before we can pay the grant.
- Please note that some events may require Council event approval. In this case approval must be obtained before grant funds can be paid.
For groups with an auspice, funds are usually paid directly to the auspice organisation. This organisation is responsible for ensuring the funds are spent in accordance with the application and any special conditions Council may require.
Tell us how your grant was used
After you have completed your project, you must tell us how you spent the grant money and what the outcomes of the project were. This is known as an acquittal process. You must complete the acquittal process online within 60 days of spending the money. Find out more about the acquittal process.