2019 Quick response grants

Funding for the 2019 Quick Response Grants has been exhausted. 

The next grants program will open in June for funding for projects commencing in the 2020 year. For further information click here.

2018 Quick Response Grants

Can Council grant assist your group, club or organisation to meet a local need?

The Quick Response Grants program assists groups, clubs and organisations to apply for funding for projects that meet a local community need and address priorities in the Hobsons Bay 2030 Community Vision.

Grant applicants can apply under four categories:

  • Small expenses (up to $500) - funding is available to assist groups whose main activities are meeting regularly for social interaction. Newly formed or emerging groups are encouraged to apply in this category.
  • Equipment and resources (up to $1,000) – funding is available to assist with the purchase of equipment and/or resources which are essential to the success of a project or organisation/group to improve wellbeing in the community.
  • Vibrant community project (up to $5,000) – funding is available to support the implementation of community based projects and activities that enhance the health and wellbeing of our communities.
  • Invested together project (up to $10,000 over two years) – funding is available for two years to develop a partnership or support an existing partnership that delivers a project or activities which will have a significant impact on the local community.

Need to talk to someone?

Call Council’s Community Grants Officer on 9932 1000 for assistance or email commdev@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Resources to assist groups with preparing an application

View questions related to a project or an equipment/resource purchase in the application form (covers equipment and/or resources, vibrant community project or invested together category questions).(DOCX, 290KB) All applications must be completed online through SmartyGrants.

View a budget example for the application form(DOCX, 51KB)

View other funding opportunities outside of council and further resources to assist with grant seeking and writing(DOCX, 103KB)

Hobsons Bay libraries also have several publications relating to grants which may assist. View the Hobsons Bay libraries catalogue to borrow these resources.