COVID Recovery Assistance Grant

From Wednesday, June 24, not-for-profits in our region who have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a COVID Recovery Assistance Grant.

This $1.2 million special COVID-19 grants package is for not-for-profit sporting and community groups.

The grants will provide additional income to those clubs struggling because of these unprecedented times.

Groups and clubs can apply for up to $5000 to help them back from the impacts the pandemic and associated restrictions have had on their finances.

Applications close on September 4.

Conditions

Not eligible:

  • Religious groups
  • Fundraising bodies
  • Org’s with an annual turnover above $959,000
  • Parents and citizens associations
  • Representative organisations
  • Service clubs
  • National groups/service agencies with a local presence (St Vinnie’s, Salvos, etc)

Funding amounts available:

  High Impact Medium Impact Low Impact
< $250,000 annual turnover Up to $5,000 Up to $2000 Up to $1000
$251,000 annual turnover Up to $2,000 Up to $1000 $0
$601,000 - $959,000 annual turnover Up to $1,000 $0.00 $0.00
  • High Impact - The organisation has been significantly affected by the pandemic. This includes organisations that have had to close for an extended period of time and have had a significant loss of income.
  • Medium Impact - The organisation has been moderately affected by the pandemic. This includes organisations that have been able to function in some capacity, but not to full potential, and has a moderate loss of income.
  • Low Impact - The organisation has been slightly affected by the pandemic. This includes organisations that have been able to continue operating as per normal but has received lower business as a result of the government's restrictions on people's movements, and has experienced minimal loss of income.