Community Grants





Volunteers Grant 2021

Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to assist eligible not-for-profit community organisations to support the efforts of their volunteers by covering:

  • Small portable equipment purchases
  • Cost of training volunteers
  • Reimbursement of fuel costs for volunteers
  • Background screening checks for volunteers 
  • Transport costs of volunteers with a disability
  • Activities aimed at increasing volunteering opportunities
  • Adapting practices to assist volunteer safety due to COVID.

This grant required an Expression of Interest (EOI) to Zali's office by Warringah's not-for-profit organisations whose workforce consists of at least 40% volunteers.  CLICK HERE for a map of Warringah.

There is a list of eligible equipment that can be purchased and eligible grant activities in Appendix A. For grant guidelines, please click here.

Warringah's EOI closed on 18 April 2021 - this is different from the final application deadline of 9 June 2021.

37 organisations have been chosen to receive the Volunteers Grant in Warringah to an amount of $137, 540

*If you are located in Warringah and you have any questions or you do not already receive grant updates from Zali's office, please contact Zali's Grant Officer. 


Flood Relief

There is support if you have lost income as a direct result of the floods in New South Wales in March 2021.

You have until 20 September 2021 to make a claim for the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

New South Wales Floods, March 2021 - Disaster Recovery Allowance - Services Australia

Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short term payment to help you if a declared disaster directly affects your income.

You can get it for a maximum of 13 weeks from the date you lose income as a direct result of the New South Wales floods in March 2021.

DRA is a taxable payment.

To get it, you must also meet all of the following. You:

  • were 16 or older at the time of the disaster
  • are an Australian resident or hold an eligible visa
  • work or live in an affected Local Government Area (LGA)
  • lost income as a direct result of the disaster
  • earn less than the average weekly income in the weeks after you had this income loss.

If you’re between 16 and 21 years old, you must be considered to be independent to get this payment in terms of the following:

  • your income
  • your personal circumstances
  • if you’re dependent on anyone, such as an adult who has legal responsibility for your care and provides financial assistance.

Note: Australian Bureau of Statistics figures indicate the average weekly income equates to $1713.90 per week from 1 January 2021.

To apply, please click here.


Stronger Communities Grant

Zali's electorate office was given $150, 000 to distribute to eligible incorporated not-for-profits within Warringah for small capital projects ($2500 to $20, 000 per project).

The process started with completing an Expression of Interest. 

The deadline for EOIs was 7 February 2021 and is now CLOSED.

14 projects have now been approved.  Thank you to everyone who applied.


Safer Communities Fund

This round of the Safer Communities Fund targets organisations with experience in providing early intervention activities to youth at high risk to prevent them from engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour.

There is approximately $20 million available.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • contribute to the preservation of the safety of Australians through funding local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour by youth at high risk
  • help marginalised youth aged 12-24 at high risk to develop life skills, including through educational and vocational skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience.

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and involve youth engagement activities aimed at crime prevention.

Grants available are between $200,000 and $1.5 million. The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs.

You must complete your project by 30 April 2024.

Closes 22 July 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Community Grants: International Day of Friendship 2021

The Friendship Alliance Australia is offering Community Grants to organisations across Australia to create events that celebrate the spirit of International Day of Friendship. The Friendship Alliance is a group of people from organisations large and small who are passionate about working on the issues of loneliness and social isolation.

International Day of Friendship was created by the United Nations in 2011 to bring attention to the power of friendship in creating peace and community cohesion. It is celebrated around the world on 30 July.

There are 10 grants of up to $10, 000 aimed at small community organisations for:

  • Assisting people in the community to create new friendships and connection
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion and working to bridge gaps between different races, languages and cultures
  • Bringing awareness to the issues of loneliness and social isolation
  • Celebrating and promoting friendship
  • Inspiring peace and acceptance within the community
  • Providing information and resources to address loneliness and social isolation.

Grants can be used for prizes, venue hire, catering and guest speakers or contractors relevant to the project.

Closes 14 June 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Impact Investment Ready - Growth Grant

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant equips for-profit and not-for-profit organisations with the support they need to create tangible social outcomes.  The fund allows them to secure investment capital to fast-track the growth and scale of their project which will solve a predominantly Australia-based social problem.

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grants are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) Sector Readiness Fund and the following trusts in Equity Trustee's SIP Program; Trudy and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees and The Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation (LMCF).

Grant decisions are made by an independent panel of experts.

Applications are encouraged from all organisations that focus on one or more of the following outcome areas:
•Early Childhood & Education
•Employment, Training & Participation
•Housing & Local Amenity
•Physical Health & Disability
•Family, Communities & Inclusion
•Mental Health & Well-being
•Income & Financial Inclusion
•Indigenous People.

Grants up to $140,000 are available.

Expressions of Interest are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For grant guidelines, please click here.







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