Responsive grant

Our response grants are small grants to assist with an unexpected and/or urgent community need. 

Support is for essential activities that require a timebound, quick response i.e., cannot be referred to a scheduled biannual grant round.

Applicants will need to clearly explain why the request is urgent or unforeseen.

Examples of projects may be those that need:

  • Help with unexpected expenses or urgent issues posing a risk to community groups, programs, or events.
  • Take advantage of an unexpected opportunity that benefits the group and/ or the wider community.
  • Support the establishment of a new organisation within the first 12 months of operation as an eligible legal entity.

Applications are accepted throughout the year until funds are exhausted.

Please read the Program Guidelines(PDF, 593KB), which give more information about writing an application.

Applications can be completed online. Contact us on 1300 797 363 if you need a hard copy form.