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Community Capacity Building Grants

To support not-for-profit organisations to recover from COVID-19 and assist in delivering community initiatives.

Funding available: up to $10,000

  • Must be a registered not for profit organisation
  • Must have service impacted by COVID-19 by a minimum 30%
  • Demonstration of service provision to community members from within the Georges River LGA
  • All funds to be spent by no later than 31 December 2020
  • Must register your organisation/service on the Georges River Business Directory at
  • Projects must align with the program’s funding priorities and outcomes
  • Priority given to projects that engage locally based suppliers
Examples of eligible grant expenditure:
  • Purchase/lease of new equipment
  • Upskill/train staff or volunteers
  • Resources/equipment to enable online learning or connectivity
  • Purchase of resources to address social isolation, digital connection and/or food security within Georges River
  • Promotional and marketing costs
Supporting documentation:
  • Demonstrated proof of downturn in revenue during COVID-19 restrictions period
  • Proof of not for profit status
  • Copies of quotes from the supplier(s) that will provide the service relevant to the grant
Successful applicants should report back to Council at the end of the project with:
  •  An outline of what they have achieved
  •  Some photos, video, media articles or other documentation of the   project
  • A copy of all receipts for expenditure
  • All reports are due to Council by 31 March 2021
Additional Information:
All applicants agree that if successful in attaining a Grant you may be selected by Council to promote the success of the George River Recovery Grants program. Promotional activities may include but not be limited to:
  • Social media posts that may include photos or a short video
  • Featuring promotional material on the Georges River website and on the Georges River Business Directory website
  • Print material including Community Magazine and press releases in local newspapers
Applications open: Monday 10 August 2020
Applicatons close: Sunday 30 August 2020 at 11:59pm
Successful applicants will be notified the week commencing Monday 21 September  2020

Start your application here

If you require any further information regarding this grant, please contact the Grants Officer on 9330 6400 or

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