The ‘COVID-19 Support Grant’ is a modified Grants SA initiative that has been released to support not-for-profit organizations to continue to provide services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in South Australia in the current circumstances of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community organizations so they can continue to deliver programs during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- Funding is prioritized for organizations that can demonstrate that the requested items are required due to the direct impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency on their services either by needing to adapt services to meet increased demand or continuing to provide services within the restricted public health requirements. Projects should also achieve the objectives of providing benefits to people and/or communities who are vulnerable or experiencing disadvantage.
- The ‘Target Group’ is ‘People and/or Communities experiencing Disadvantage, or who are vulnerable due to the COVID-19 public health emergency’.
- To be eligible for Grants SA COVID-19 Support Grant funding, all organizations must:
- have not-for-profit objectives
- be community-based
- be currently operating within South Australia for at least 12-months, delivering services or support to the South Australian community
- AND be either:
- a legal entity,
- a sponsored entity (if applying through a legal entity)
- All legal entities must:
- be incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985, or the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976, or have evidence of comparable legal status,
- be a council under the Local Government Act 1999, to act as a sponsor or engage a registered training organization to deliver training for volunteers working in community organizations.
- be currently registered with a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
- have an Australian bank account in the name of the legal entity
- agree to the terms and conditions of the grant agreement
- if sponsoring an organization:
- ensure the sponsored entity has not-for-profit objectives
- agree to accept legal and financial responsibility for the grant.
- Sponsored Organizations
- Organizations that are not incorporated and/or do not have an ABN, can apply if they meet all other eligibility criteria and are able to secure an eligible organization to act as their sponsor (auspice) for the project. The sponsoring organization is then responsible for submitting the application online, the legal and financial accountability of the project, and will be required to enter into the grant agreement. Sponsoring organizations will receive the funding and be responsible for acquitting the funding.
- Your application cannot be considered for assessment if you do not satisfy the eligibility criteria.
- Applications will not be accepted from organizations or sponsored organizations that have licensed gaming machines in their facilities or hold a gaming machine license.
For more information, visit https://dhs.sa.gov.au/services/grants-for-organisations/grants-sa