Quick Response Grant


Quick Response Grants have been designed to support newly established community groups and community groups with emerging or unexpected needs and opportunities. This category aims to fill a gap in funding for community groups requiring assistance outside of the annual grant timelines.

Who can apply?

Applications for Quick Response Grants are sought from the following:

  • Newly established community groups requiring support with start-up and establishment costs.
  • Community groups that have an unforeseen funding need that does not fall within the annual grants payment timeframes.
  • Community groups with unforeseen program or partnership opportunities that are time dependent

Council will accept only ONE application from groups in 12 months

*Applications are accepted  throughout the year until funds are exhausted


Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate an urgent and unforeseen need that cannot be met by applying in the available annual grant rounds.
  • Be a not-for-profit community group or organisation. 
  • Run the activity or project from a location within Hume and/or show that it will substantially benefit residents of Hume City
  • Be able to demonstrate they have minimal financial resources or a limited ability to fundraise for the activity or project identified in the application.
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council.
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted previous funding received by Hume City Council.
  • Be incorporated or be a first-time applicant (applicants that are not incorporated must be auspiced by an incorporated not-for profit organisation and provide evidence of this arrangement).

WHAT WILL NOT BE FUNDED?                         

Council will not fund applications if:

  • They are submitted by an individual
  • If the application is incomplete


  • Certificate of Incorporation (exception for first time applicants)
  • Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency
  • Profit and Loss Statement or Auspice agreement letter
  • Bank account registered in the group’s name


Demonstrated Need:

  • Explanation as to why the proposed activity meets a new or emerging need
  • Group’s potential to meet community’s need

    Local community benefit:

  • Outcomes of the activities are clearly identified consistent with Council’s vision and plans)
  • The budget is accurate and reasonable


  • Applicants must read the Guidelines thoroughly
  • Applications must be submitted 2 months prior to the event/activity taking place
  • All successful applicants will be notified of the outcome within 4 weeks of receipt of their application along with supporting documents
  • Payment will be processed after successful applicants return the copy of signed agreement to Council


Conditions of Funding

  • If your application is successful, you will be required to sign and return a Funding Agreement (which will outline the terms of your grant and your responsibilities) within 5 working days
  • It is important you ensure you have read the terms of your funding, including any special conditions before returning the signed agreement


Acquittal Report

It is mandatory that successful applicants are required to complete an acquittal report within 30 days of the completion of their activity/event or within 12 months of receiving funds (whichever is sooner)

The acquittal report must outline:

  • How the funding was spent (including providing receipts/invoices for items purchased)
  • Your feedback about your experiences with the grant
  • The outcomes and impact of the Community Grants Program

Include photos, media articles, printed results, certificate of participation

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Updated : 10:47 AM, 15 April 2019

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