Quick Response grants
Quick Response grants provide funding to support community organisations to implement and develop one-off projects that benefit and engage the Moreland community through community-led initiatives that fall outside the annual Project grant timelines. Applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the planned activity beginning.
Projects that increase participation, encourage volunteering, provide leadership opportunities and increase learning and skill development are encouraged.
Submissions must provide evidence of a community need and a clear benefit to the wider Moreland community.
Community Grants Program guidelines (DOC 6Mb) provides further information about this grant category.
COVID-19 Community Support Grants Program
Applications are open during the financial year for this grant category until funds are expended.
Amounts up to $1000 are available.
Recipients are only entitled to one-off funding under the grants program per financial year.
General eligibility criteria
To apply for funds through any one of the categories of the Moreland Community Grants Program, organisations must:
- be not-for-profit and managed by a volunteer board or committee of management
- be incorporated or auspiced by another incorporated organisation
- have adequate public liability insurance
- have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
- propose an initiative which will benefit the Moreland community and be located in Moreland
- be able to supply financial statements and information as requested
- be able to meet conditions associated with receiving the grant, and
- demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1995.
This category can also fund:
Establishment of new groups
To support the development of new community groups that will permanently be based in Moreland, the majority of the group’s membership are residents of Moreland. Funds can contribute towards start-up incorporation fees, initial rental and insurance for the group.
For groups seeking funding for small on-off community events that encourage arts, culture and engagement activities. Community events must provide evidence of broader community outcomes with collaboration/partnering with other groups in the planing and implimentation of the event.
Purchase of minor equipment
For groups seeking to purchase equipment providing the item is integral to the success of a community project or which improves the operational sustainability of the organisation.
What can be funded?
- Fees for temporary staff to implement a project or activity i.e. project work, tutor, artist, instructor, speaker or labourer.
- Advertising publicity and promotional costs.
- Venue or meeting room hire specific to the project.
- Materials or other items essential to the project or activity.
- Equipment hire costs.
- Transport costs for activity participants.
- Volunteer support expenses.
- Costs to support participation or people with a disability with the project or activity.
- Communications, media and marketing.
What won’t be funded?
- Purchase of equipment, uniforms or capital expenditure.
- Payment of wages or salaries associated with project management or administration.
- Projects that are part of the organisation’s annual or regular program/activities or a duplication of an existing service or an on-going activity.
- Projects or events that are ticketed whereby generating an income from ticket sales.
- Activities where there is little or no community input demonstrated towards development of the project.
For further information on the grants program, what will and won't be funded view the Community Grants Program Guidelines (DOC 6Mb).
How to apply
All proposals must be discussed with the Grants Officer on 9240 1111 or email Council Grants. Council can give you feedback on your funding ideas. We suggest you contact us at least 4 weeks before you submit the application. Applications must be submitted 4 weeks before your planned event or project.
To apply online go to our grants website. Click on the Minor Grants category to complete a Quick Response Grant and submit the application form.
How to apply for a community grant provides further details about the application process.
See once you have received a grant for information about reporting and other requirements for grant recipients.