COVID-19 Community Funding Program

This program has been developed to assist local community organisations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding program will enable direct service providers to support the increased number of vulnerable and emerging at-risk communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will fund projects that directly support physical health and mental wellbeing, social connection and safety of vulnerable and at-risk groups within Lake Macquarie City.

$100,000 of funding is available with applications able to receive up to a maximum of $5,000.

Applications will be assessed at the conclusion of the grant round. Successful applicants will be notified within ten working days of the closing date of the grant round.


Step 1.Gather your documents

In addition to the completed application form, the following must be provided:

  • A copy of your organisation’s Certificate of Incorporation or evidence of being a legally constituted not-for-profit organisation or Authority to Fundraise from the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.
  • A copy of your organisation’s public liability insurance certificate or a written quotation for public liability insurance cover for $20 million.

Step 2.Review our guidelines

Take a moment to familiarise yourself with the funding guidelines(PDF, 410KB) to ensure your application has the best chance of success.

Step 3.Apply

The grant round for this program will open Thursday 26 August 2021 and close 9am Monday 13 September 2021.

Subsequent grant rounds may be conducted if there are unallocated funds.

Funds are to be expended by 30 November 2021.

Apply now