Community Recovery Grants

The City of Stonnington is offering two grants programs to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on residents and support community recovery.

Community Adaptation and Recovery Grant

This grant program seeks to support small community groups and organisations to adjust to the COVID-19 operating environment, address impacts amongst their membership or client group and recover from the pandemic crisis.

Council funding will seek to support:

  • initiatives that support community groups to adapt to COVID normal requirements so they can continue delivering existing programs or activities
  • new initiatives that strengthen inclusion and support for vulnerable, socially isolated residents and those who require additional support to participate due to the pandemic
  • small scale projects that address the economic, social and health impacts of COVID-19 (e.g. increase in alcohol consumption and other drugs, family violence and financial hardship).

Applications now open.

To be eligible, projects and/or activities awarded funding are expected to be delivered by 31 December 2021. Closing dates for applications will be determined and is at the discretion of the City of Stonnington.

Further details can be found in the Community Adaptation and Recovery Grant guidelines(PDF, 1010KB).

Contact

Community Development Officer on 8290 1255 or massan@stonnington.vic.gov.au.

Apply now

Strategic Partnership Grant

The City of Stonnington invites Expressions of Interest from medium to large-sized organisations based in Stonnington or prepared to deliver high impact, strategic and sustainable projects to address complex issues and assist the COVID-19 community recovery.

Strategic Partnership Grants applicants are expected to provide 30% in-kind resources and a minimum 10% cash contribution to the total project value. In-kind contributions include labour, materials or venue.

Stonnington Council will only provide to support any projects dealing with any of the three main priorities areas identified by Council in collaboration with its key stakeholders:

  • Safety and Harm Reduction (Family Violence, Addictive Behaviours, Homelessness)
  • Vulnerable Community Members (older/vulnerable, children/young people, housing estate/CALD
  • Unemployment and Financial Hardship (gender lens, young people, emergency relief)

Applications now open.

To be eligible, projects and/or activities awarded funding are expected to be delivered by 31 December 2021. Closing dates for applications will be determined and is at the discretion of the City of Stonnington.

Applicants are required to go through three stages to secure funding: completion of an online expression of interest application, presentation of the project to a Council’s assessment panel (if your application has progressed to this stage) and negotiation of funding amount and terms and conditions in project delivery. 

The submission of an EOI does not guarantee your project will be funded.

How do I apply for this grant?

  1. Carefully read the Strategic Partnership Grant guidelines(PDF, 988KB).
  2. Contact the Council Community Development Officer prior to applying to discuss the suitability of your project for this grant. 

Contact

Council Community Development Officer on 8290 1255 or massan@stonnington.vic.gov.au.

Apply now