What is the COVID-19 Community Boost Grants?
The AMP Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Boost is a grant opportunity to support Australian non-profit organisations impacted by the pandemic – either through increased demand for their services or by having to adapt to delivering community support in the new operating environment.
The non-profit sector is experiencing the challenge of supporting Australians through a period of significant economic and social disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AMP Foundation is offering $2 million in grants to help Australian non-profit organisations build their capacity to support and strengthen communities.
Funding can be used for a range of COVID-19 response initiatives – including meeting increased demand for food and housing security, providing new approaches to health and wellbeing as well as alternative access to education, the arts and technology in these challenging times.
These capacity-building grants can help backfill volunteer roles with paid staff, upgrade technology to service new ways of working, provide staples to those not eligible for government support, and more.
Eligible non-profits can apply for grants of up to $200,000.
The COVID-19 Community Boost grants can be used for a wide range of purposes, including funding salaries to backfill volunteer roles, technology to deliver services and connect people, and training to help your people meet the demands of the new operating environment. The grants will support a range of COVID-19 responses – such as meeting increased demand for food and housing security, new approaches to health and wellbeing, and alternative access to education, the arts and technology.
Grants cannot be used to meet financial solvency obligations.
The AMP Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Boost is open to funding initiatives that support people of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances. However, the activity must take place within Australia and be in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated impacts.
To be eligible an organisation must:
- be a non-profit with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status
- have been operating for at least two years (since June 2018) and provide services in Australia
- have an annual income (based on their latest audited report) of under $20 million
- derive less than 70% of its annual income from government sources (local, state and federal)
Please note, these grants are not designed to help organisations meet financial solvency obligations.
Applications close 18 June 2020.