We are a community of passionate people working towards a greater good. We dream big. Our organisations have excellent leadership and infrastructure, and are focused on making a difference. We celebrate diversity; we are self-reliant, lively and well-connected.
Whether you’re keeping it simple or have a radical plan, the Community Resilience Fund is for changemakers. Apply to this fund if you aim to:
Unleash the potential of your community organisation. When well-funded, community organisations can put vision into action, they are ambitious and create long-term community change. We will build stronger, more durable, organisations – supporting great projects, enabling growth, developing skill, building efficiencies and improving financial sustainability.
Raise the region’s profile. We will work with those taking our region to the national or international stage in a way that is innovative and leverages our greatest assets.
Ensure our community is vibrant and well-connected. Healthy communities have opportunities for people to interact, form relationships and share experiences. We will fund events and activities that bring our community together – especially where those activities celebrate our diversity, our uniqueness, and our natural assets.
Enhance our community’s performance in economic growth, education, health, safety and security, and population growth.
The organisation should have excellent governance practices and the ability to deliver; Demonstrate a need, and show how the project meets that need; Understand what success looks like and have a process in place to measure it.
The project should show collaboration, efficiency, diversity and innovation; have well-defined community benefit, appeal or engagement.
|Closing Dates||Decision Dates|
|14 December 2018||February 2019|
|18 February 2019||April 2019|
|29 March 2019||May 2019|
|26 April 2019||June 2019|
|31 May 2019||July 2019|
|28 June 2019||August 2019|
|26 July 2019||September 2019|
|30 August 2019||October 2019|
|27 September 2019||November 2019|
|25 October 2019||December 2019|
|29 November 2019||February 2020|
|Closing Dates||Decision Dates|
|14 December 2018||March 2019|
|28 February 2019||May 2019|
|26 April 2019||July 2019|
|28 June 2019||October 2019|
|27 September 2019||December 2019|
We want to make it as simple as possible for you to tell us about your project.
1. Meet - We prefer to meet and discuss the project and our funding criteria before you apply.
2. Apply - Fill in the application form*. You can write on it or, if technology allows, complete the editable PDF.
For both the Minor and Major pools, the form is short and sweet. But we still want to know all about your project. So, add any documents you think will help your application.
If we need to better understand your project or the work you do, we may call or organise a visit. We are likely to ask about the need for your project and the specific outcomes you are hoping to achieve.
From here, we will work through the assessment and notification process.
*If you have any problems, talk to us about other ways to apply:
For a copy of this information download the fact sheet.
To book a time to pop in and discuss your project, email our distributions team.