COVID-19 Multicultural Communities Support Fund


Council is opening expressions of interest for organisations to apply for up to $20,000 to support multicultural communities in Hume to access practical support as a result of COVID-19. 

This opportunity is funded by the Victorian Government.   

Council will support local organisations working with multicultural communities to meet the demands of increased referrals and service provision by providing funding to organisations to expand the following supports:

  • Food relief and essential services (including staffing costs)
  • Bicultural workers
  • Health services
  • Access to computer devices.

All activities must be carried out in compliance with COVID-19 health directions which can be found at

Council encourages community-led organisations to apply. Organisations already working with local multicultural communities are also encouraged to apply.

Organisations must be able to begin delivery immediately, and complete program delivery within three months.

More information and guidelines can be found in the COVID-19 Multicultural Communities Support Fund Expressions of Interest(PDF, 2MB) document.


Applications are made using the SmartyGrants portal.

If you are a new user, you will need to set up a login before you begin. If you have previously used SmartyGrants for ANY application (not just Hume City Council) you can use the same email address.

You can also refer to the SmartyGrants Applicant Guide(PDF, 2MB) for help.

Start an application for the COVID-19 Multicultural Support Fund


If you face barriers to accessing or completing the form online support is available.

Please contact the Community Grants Team on 9205 2200 or email to arrange a Support Session.

If you require translation or language support please contact HumeLink.