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COVID-19 Recovery Grants

The Georges River Council Recovery Grants program is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to achieve the following;

  • Provide a structured and strategic program through which funding can be allocated to meet identified community needs caused by the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Support local businesses to revitalize and diversify;
  • Support and facilitate the development of a more liveable community and enrich community social capital through targeted and timely support to community organisations;

The Recovery Grants program is based on the existing Policy Principles in Council’s Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy.

Council has committed $200,000 across four grant categories. (You can click on the relevant grant category to find out more information).

Grant category

Target group


Open for Business (up to $5,000)

Small Business

Support to market and communicate you are ‘open for business’ 

Small Business (up to $10,000)

Small Business

Support small business and offer the opportunity to adapt and innovate to assist in increasing their capability to strengthen their economic recovery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Capacity Building (up to $10,000)

Not for profit organisations

Support not-for-profit organisations to recover from COVID-19 and assist in delivering community initiatives. The funds are to assist in delivering community initiatives

Cultural Sector Resilience Grant (up to $10,000)

Arts and cultural practitioners and organizations

To provide support to arts and cultural practitioners and organisations who have been financially impacted by the need to cancel or postpone revenue generating events, programs, and other activities as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


More information


Smarty Grants

We are pleased to advise that applications for COVID-19 Recovery Grants 2020 are now open. Applications will close at 11:59pm on 30 August 2020. Start your application here.

Successful applicants will be notified the week commencing Monday 21 September 2020.

For further information on Open for Business and Small Business Grants email

For enquiries about the Community Grants in the Recovery Grants Program, please contact Council’s Grants Officer on 02 9330 6400 or email 

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