To be eligible for a grant your organisation must have the relevant endorsements, meet the grant criteria, and be based in (or providing services to) the inner north of Melbourne – in the municipalities of Darebin, Yarra and Moreland. For more information contact Bianca or Ben at the Inner North Community Foundation.

Funding currently available

C19 Disaster Relief Fund – applications open

The Inner North Covid-19 Fund was established in 2020 by Inner North Community Foundation in partnership with Darebin City Council Moreland City Council, City of Yarra the Community Bank Clifton Hill – North Fitzroy (Bendigo Bank), MP Consulting, Tempo Rubato and other generous donors. It aims to support local community organisations and their work in the current pandemic period.

The Disaster Relief Fund will provide up to $1,500 for projects that directly service vulnerable cohorts impacted by Covid-19. Priority will be given to small to medium charities with less capacity to fundraise. All applicant organisations must be open and inclusive, actively engaged in community activity, and be significantly comprised of people who live, work, and volunteer or study in Darebin, Moreland and Yarra.

Due to ongoing impacts of C19, the Fund will reopen for applications between August and December 2021. Further detail is in the guidelines below, with priority given to projects which may demonstrate:

  1. Building Community Resilience (e.g.: projects that facilitate community connectedness, support and develop volunteer community groups, and community preparedness to respond to the impacts of Covid-19).
  2. Developing Organisational Resilience and Capacity (e.g.: projects that strengthen local not-for profit organisation’s operational infrastructure, upgrading of equipment to improve service delivery,).
  3. Fostering Cultural Vibrancy (e.g.: projects that celebrate, preserve and promote local culture and identity, creative projects that foster the arts).
  4. Emergency Relief: support for emergency relief providers to respond to local people in financial hardship (i.e. culturally appropriate food, costs associated with delivering ER services)


Grant guidelines

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Grants management platform

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